#TrademarkInfringement?

In a famous skit from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake engage in a “Twitter conversation”.  In this hilarious two-minute skit, the dynamic duo mainly use hashtags to communicate.  Hashtags are a type of...

Ninth Circuit Rules on the Case of the Monkey Selfie

A cynic in my house once described a selfie as a portrait of a monkey taken by a jackass.  For those of you doing more productive things, like rearranging your sock drawer, you might have missed the case of the monkey selfie.  That case settled last fall...

Practice Discretion When Posting on Social Media

Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter allow us to communicate instantaneously with people around the world. With a few taps of a finger or thumb, we can share status updates, pictures, and political commentary with friends any time of day,...

Get Off My Property!! The Counter-Arguments.

We’ve all heard that commonly yelled phrase “get off my property!!” Some of us may have even been the intended listener of that order, which is to say some of us have been troublemakers on someone else’s property. In either case, that demand by...