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Twitter Fighting Twittad Over Tweet Trademark

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Twitter is chirping mad over the 2008 trademark registration of the phrase “Let Your Ad Meet Tweets” by Twittad, an advertising company with services for use on the microblogging king; now the company has brought suit in California to fight it. Although Twitter owns the trademarks for “retweet,” “cotweet,” and “tweetdeck,” it apparently lost the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 14th, 2011 at 6:00 am

Johnny Gill Sued Over Tweets

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Courtney Love and faithful LegalZoom blog readers know that Twitter is ripe for lawsuits, but apparently recording artist Johnny Gill didn’t get the memo. My, my, my, Johnny. TMZ reports that Gill has been sued by Ira DeWitt, the CEO of Notifi Records, Gill’s label, over a series of Twitter postings based on Gill’s belief […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 18th, 2011 at 11:27 am

Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 6/24/11

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In this week’s small business news roundup, we’ll talk about handling a double dip recession, why you should be flexible, finding funding, easy marketing campaigns, SEO blogging tips, Twitter tools, and finally, a survey about who is starting small businesses and why — and we’d love to hear your comments on that one in particular, […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 24th, 2011 at 10:07 am

Courtney Love Tweets Her Way Into Another Lawsuit

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Back in March, Courtney Love settled a Twitter-related lawsuit out of court, but she now finds herself again the defendant in a cause of action for tweeting an allegedly libelous statement. Last week, the San Diego law firm of Gordon & Holmes filed a complaint against Love for allegedly implying that one of its lawyers […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 1st, 2011 at 7:26 am

Updates on Courtney Love, ACLU-Amazon, and Taco Bell Lawsuits

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Legal news stories have a funny way of making headlines when they first happen and then quietly fading away — but here are three stories previously covered here with some noteworthy updates: Courtney Love to Pay $430,000 to Settle Twitter Lawsuit We first told you about this lawsuit in Courtney Love Sued Over Tweets. At […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 7th, 2011 at 3:13 am

Courtney Love Sued Over Tweets

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Courtney Love has been in an ongoing battle with fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir over alleged non-payment for clothes, but when the feud spilled over into social media, things really got serious — as in, Simorangkir has sued Love over allegedly defamatory postings on Twitter, MySpace, and Etsy.com. The postings in question include Love’s calling Simorangkir […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 11th, 2011 at 9:39 am

50+ Social Media Tips for Small Businesses

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Small biz guru and author Ja-Nae Duane wants to help you start your business! Just retweet this article with hashtag #bizwith100 for a chance to win a signed copy of Ja-Nae’s book How to Start Your Business with $100. (See below for full details.) Many small businesses are discovering the benefits of social media.  I […]

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Written by Ja-Naé Duane

November 4th, 2010 at 7:22 am

Actor Files Defamation Suit Based on Twitter Posting

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When Twitter user “bwayanonymous” tweeted “Which Avenue Q cast member gave Marty Thomas crabs?,” Broadway actor Marty Thomas didn’t think it was very tweet-tastic. In fact, he found it defamatory and subsequently filed a lawsuit with the New York Supreme Court claiming the tweet was not only “malicious and false” but also seen by colleagues […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 18th, 2010 at 9:54 am

Small Business News Roundup: Focus on Social Media 6/25/10

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We know so many of you enjoy playing the social media game with your small business, so it’s time for another small business news roundup focused on what’s going on in the social media world. Below you’ll find information to support your decision to increase social marketing efforts, tips on how to do that and […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 25th, 2010 at 10:07 am

Small Business News Roundup: Focus on Social Media 6/4/10

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This week’s roundup is heavy on the topic of social media for small businesses; we know many of you are interested in how to incorporate tools like Facebook and Twitter into your business, so what follows are recently published articles with great information to inspire you to get you started and also keep you going […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 4th, 2010 at 12:57 pm