Trademark Advisory Alert re Use of Trademarks on Social Networking Website


Beginning on Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 12:01AM, EDT, users of the social networking website, Facebook, will be allowed for the first time to create personalized URLs for their Facebook pages.

Trademark rights owners can prevent their trademarks from being registered as usernames by Facebook users by submitting the online form, "Preventing the Registration of a Username," available at

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact one of our attorneys in the Trademark Group.