Facebook: personalized URLs and trademark protection

On 11 June 2009 the International Trademark Association informed its members on upcoming developments regarding the use of trademarks on social networking websites.

Facebook, Inc., a social networking website company based in the United States, publicly announced that beginning Saturday, 13 June 2009 at 12:01 a.m. U.S. EDT, users of the Facebook website will be allowed for the first time to create personalized URLs for their Facebook pages (facebook.com/yourname).

Facebook, Inc. has created an online form for rights owners interested in preventing their trademarks from being registered as usernames by Facebook users. Trademark owners can reserve their trademark on the Facebook platform by submitting relevant information to Facebook, Inc. through their trademark protection contact form, available at http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=username_rights.

For questions or concerns, please see Facebook’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, available at http://www.facebook.com/help.php?page=896.

June, 2009

UoC-studenten op uitwisseling en stage naar Europa

WILLLEMSTAD - In de afgelopen weken zijn een aantal studenten van de Faculteit der Sociale en Economische Wetenschappen, de Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen en de Faculteit der Technische Wetenschappen vertrokken naar Europa voor een stage of semesteruitwisseling aan de apartneruniversiteiten van de UoC.

Raad van Ministers op bezoek bij Gouverneur

WILLEMSTAD – Elke vier maanden nodigt de Gouverneur van Curaçao, Hare Excellentie Lucille George-Wout, de Raad van Ministers uit voor een werklunch.

First Management Agreement Aruba signed

ORANJESTAD - A scoop on Aruba, where the Minister of Spatial Development, Infrastructure and the Environment Otmar Oduber and Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba signed a management agreement for the first time on August 26.