Is Facebook thumbs up trademarked?
Accordingly, is the Facebook thumbs up copyrighted?
Does Facebook own any intellectual property rights for the thumbs up Like button? They do not have a registered trademark for the “thumbs up“ sign because, as the USPTO rightly argued in rejecting it, that symbol has a pre-existing secondary meaning in the public domain.
Subsequently, question is, can icons be copyrighted? Logos are trademarked, meaning that they are protected by trademark law so they cannot be copied and used by other brands. Short answer: No, icons cannot be used as logos. Icons on Iconfinder are protected by license agreements and are copyrighted by their creators.
Also asked, is the Facebook Like symbol trademarked?
After all, generally speaking (at least in the U.S.), words, ideas, & icons/symbols can't be copyrighted. However, if you're talking about the specific one that Facebook uses on their platform for “Like” (as described and depicted here: Facebook like button - Wikipedia), that's a registered trademark of Facebook.
Can you trademark a Facebook page?
How To Claim A Trademarked But Already Taken Facebook Username. Sometimes the Facebook username you want for your page is taken. If you have the trademark for this page, then you can still claim the trademarked name as your Facebook page vanity URL. Social Fresh, for instance has “Social Fresh” trademarked.