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Facebook Usernames: Cybersquatting and Your Intellectual Property Rights

There’s a bunch of Internet marketers whining because ambitious cybersquatters and affiliates took advantage of Facebook usernames’ land rush by claiming the names of famous Internet marketers and online brands as their Facebook usernames. I’m not condoning cybersquatters – just noting that it isn’t a big deal if you follow Facebook’s instructions.

If you’re looking to get a customized Facebook username, click on this link.

Before registering, review Facebook’s Username FAQs.

And if you think that someone has violated your intellectual property rights by registering a username, simply file a Facebook  Notice of Intellectual Property Infringement (Non-Copyright Claim).

P.S. You can find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/internetlawbusiness

Mike Young, Esq.

Author Mike Young, Esq.

Mike Young has been practicing business and technology law since 1994 and is an angel investor in startups. He's been an entrepreneur since 1988. To get legal help from Attorney Young, click here now or call 214-546-4247 to schedule a phone consultation.

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