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Trademark Protection for Hashtags, Emojis and Emoticons

Recorded on: May. 15, 2017
Running Time: 01:04:09

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Taken from the Web Program Advanced Trademark Law 2017: Current Issues recorded May, 2017 in New York.

Trademark Protection for Hashtags, Emojis and Emoticons [01:04:09]
  • Registration of Hashtags, Emojis and Emoticons
  • Hashtag Marks and Domain Name Marks: Similarities and Differences
  • When and under what circumstances can another company’s brand be used in a hashtag?
  • When and under what circumstances can a publicly available emoji be used without consent?
  • Enforcement and Licensing Issues

Speakers:    Joel Karni Schmidt, Jennifer Sheaffer

The purchase price of this segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Trademark hashtags and emojis, World Trademark Review, February/March 2016
    Ryan Ghiselli, Joel Karni Schmidt
  • Relevant Excerpts from the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, United States Patent and Trademark Office (January 2017)
    Joel Karni Schmidt
  • Memorandum Opinion and Order, Vahan Eksouzian et al. v. Brett Albanese et al., No. CV 13-00728-PSG-MAN (U.S. Dist. Ct., C.D. Cal., August 7, 2015)
    Joel Karni Schmidt

Presentation Material

  • Trademark Protection for Hashtags, Emojis, and Emoticons
    Joel Karni Schmidt, Jennifer Sheaffer
Joel Karni Schmidt ~ Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman PC
Jennifer Sheaffer ~ Associate General Counsel, J. Crew
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