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Trade Mark rights and Facebook's personalized URLs

Trade Mark rights and Facebook's personalized URLs

11/06/09

On Tuesday, June 9, Facebook, Inc., a social networking website company based in the United States, publicly announced that beginning Saturday, June 13th at 12:01 a.m. U.S. EDT, users of their website will be allowed for the first time to create personalized URLs for their Facebook pages facebook.com/yourname).

Facebook, Inc. has created an online form for rights owners interested in preventing their trade marks from being registered as usernames by Facebook users.

Trademark owners can reserve their trademark on the Facebook platform by submitting relevant information to Facebook, Inc. through their trademark protection contact form, available at http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=username_rights.

Facebook also offer to assist directly with queries and have set up a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, available at http://www.facebook.com/help.php?page=896.