Monthly Archives: July 2012

What is the Difference Between a Trademark and a Trade Name? [With Video]

Important question – and here, via video, is a good answer by Jaburg Wilk’s Maria Speth. [Link: What is the difference between a trademark and a trade name and what are the legal protections for each?] — Also see: New Rule Regarding Specimens of Use for U.S. Trademarks – Ladas & Parry LLP We May… Read more »

Social Media Law – The “Keep Your Hands Off My Password” Edition

Employer access of social media accounts owned by existing and potential employees continues to capture the interest of state and federal legislators. From law firm Downs Rachlin Martin: “… just last month, Maryland became the first state to officially put a password privacy law ‘on the books.’ Maryland’s law, which goes into effect this October,… Read more »

Privacy Policies and Consumer Protection: Are You Keeping Your Promise(s)?

Companies that promise to protect the personal information of their customers but then fail to do so should take particular note of two recent lawsuits. Law firm Loeb & Loeb: “In Szpyrka v. LinkedIn Corporation, in the Northern District of California, hackers allegedly compromised the company’s security system, accessing the passwords of approximately 6.5 million… Read more »