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When the first social media hashtag was used in 2007, users had no idea how ubiquitous hashtags would become. Today, hashtags are an essential part of our lives (and…

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In today’s world, most businesses use hashtags to boost their brand awareness and promote their products and services on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn….

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We have previously examined the evolving role of the hashtag in intellectual property law, particularly trademark law. While the nuances of the symbol’s existence and use protections continue to…

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Oh, the once humble hashtag (or pound sign, number sign, octothorpe, etc.). For so long a symbol both ubiquitous and free from controversy, its new life as a go-to…

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We have previously discussed how the use of the hashtag in trademarks is continuously evolving. As it turns out, the latest evolutionary wrinkle might have started to form this…

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…has not obtained parental consent to re-post the photo—even if the child tagged the original photo with the brand company’s hashtag—the brand may run afoul of the Children’s Online Privacy…

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…a post without additional disclosure Using ambiguous language (e.g., “thank you, X brand” or “in collaboration with X brand”) without additional disclosures Using ambiguous hashtags, such as #sp, #spon, #client,…

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…favor of NJMG. He found that the physical transformations by Fox News, such as adding the hashtag or cropping the image, were not extensive enough to merit protection as fair…