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Usernames with trademarks or the word "Official"

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by madblackhatter1000, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. madblackhatter1000

    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    Has anyone ever ran into issues by using Trademarks or the word "official" in their username?

    ie: toyotawheelsofficial, michaeljordanofficial, newyorktimesofficial, etc
     
  2. rockstar2017

    rockstar2017 Newbie

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    if someone use, legit company or celebrity name + official as an username. that will be sure legal issue, account will be banned as fake.
     
  3. madblackhatter1000

    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    Thx, but I haven't seen this from my observations. I'm seeing tons of "official" usernames that are not official... For example check out Beyonce

    https://www.instagram.com/official_beyonce_/
    https://www.instagram.com/_official_beyonce/
    https://www.instagram.com/beyonce.officially/
    https://www.instagram.com/official__beyonce/
    https://www.instagram.com/beyonceofficial552/
    .... and a thousand more...

    Every celebrity has 100's of non-official accounts by fans.
     
  4. Craig Davison

    Craig Davison Newbie

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    "Beyonce" is not a registered trademark AFAIK so those accounts are mostly fine.

    If you are:

    1. Not using a registered trademark
    2. Putting "fan account" etc. in bio

    ..you're fine.
     
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  5. SeoJR

    SeoJR Junior Member

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    As the user before me said, you shouldn't have any issue if u add to the Bio "fan acc"
     
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  6. rockstar2017

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    google : Beyonce is trademark
     
  7. Bruna

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    You pretty much gave your self a answer, this is why Beyonce have a blue badge.

    And most of the accounts have a ''Official 100% Beautiful Beyonce Knowles'' ''Fan page'' in their bio as i can see.
    And of course, if ''Beyonce'' would report them. They probably would getting banned. But most of those celebs don't care about that. Because people can see who the real one is by this badge.