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Fox 5 News Interviews Amy Goldsmith on Trademarking Hashtags

April 4, 2016

Amy Goldsmith appeared on Fox 5 News to discuss the increasing trend of brands and celebrities looking to claim ownership of hashtags with words or phrases (eg., # DO YOU SPEAK BALMAIN; #HOWDOYOUKFC). With the U.S. leading the world with the number of hashtag trademark applications and registrations, Amy discusses the use of hashtag words or phrases as intellectual property, explains the types of hashtag words or phrases that qualify as trademarks, and the importance of using trademarks in commerce to secure registration. To view the video, click here.

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