Social Media and IP at John Marshall


The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law announces its fourth annual symposium on contemporary topics in intellectual property law. The symposium, titled “IP Rights, Ownership and Identity in Social Media,” will be held at The John Marshall Law School on Friday, February 1, 2013.


We welcome proposals on any subject addressing the various legal issues that have arisen from the development and use of social media sites like Twitter®, Facebook®, LinkedIn®, and Pinterest® (just to name a few). Among the areas of interest are:

· Social Media and IP Infringement
· Social Media and Right of Publicity
· Social Media and Free Speech
· Ownership of Social Media Accounts & Content
· Employee Rights Concerning Social Media Posting
· Social Media and the Hiring Process
· Regulatory Compliance and Social Media
· Use of Social Media as Court Evidence
· Jury Deliberations and Social Media
· Social Media and the Legal Process
· Judicial Use of Social Media
· Branding the Firm via Social Media
· Social Media and Client Contact
· Legal Ethics and Social Media

Accepted papers will be published in the 2013 RIPL Symposium Issue and authors may be invited to present their works either individually or as part of a panel presentation at the Symposium. Please submit a proposal, including a detailed outline of the article, to before September 13, 2012.