Baltimore INTA roundtable on Social Media and Intellectual Property - WTP speakers

Date: January 30, 2013 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

WTP offices, 19th floor, 7 St. Paul Street, Baltimore MD 21202



The innovations and expansion of social media that have created new opportunities for businesses and consumers have created new challenges for trademark owners.  This interactive roundtable discussion, led by Dana Lynch and Joe Morales of WTP, will be interesting and useful to anyone concerned about resolving the perils created by unauthorized trademark use on social media.

The discussion will cover issues involved in protecting trademarks from challenges created by various social media services.  Practitioners, who attend, will be able to discuss:


  • When social network sites constitute “use in commerce”.
  • How social network sites divert other social media users to commerce websites or posts about products for sale.
  • When search engine sales of key words and diversion of Internet traffic constitutes actionable infringement.
  • Threats posed by social media and how to establish and protect marks from those threats.

Challenges created by social media vanity names, fan pages and community pages and ways to stop infringement on them

Registration fee: $45, lunch provided

To register, click here.