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Oct
3
2016

Instagram’s gram

instagram's gram

Instagram has filed a trademark application for the word ‘Gram’. What are they trying to accomplish? It’s a huge brand, Instagram, with distinctive features, like its name, its logo its user interface, et cetera. And distinctive features are worth protecting. It seems now that Instagram filed a trademark application for the word ‘Gram’ for the whole […]

Sep
21
2016

Quote unquote

Quote unquote

Hailey Baldwin, 19-year old daughter of Stephen Baldwin, is being accused of plagiarising an Instagram quote. Baldwin faces legal action after posting a quote by author Melissa Molomo, from her book ‘Say What’s Real’ on Instagram without attributing the words to the writer. The text, which has since been deleted, went on to be published […]

May
16
2016

Littergram

littergram-logo

Instagram is not amused by a UK app maker. It claims the app’s name – LitterGram – is causing confusion and considers it trademark infringement. LitterGram’s creator Danny Lucas responded to the complaint with a video plea to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, asking him to allow the app to continue under its current name. The app launched […]