#Hashtags vs. Trademarks: Where Do the Two Intersect?

Twitter picked up hashtags (words following the # symbol) in 2007 as a way to link related content across its social media platform. Several cases have challenged whether a hashtag or hash mark can be trademarked. As a basic rule, courts judge the merits of these trademarks on a case by case basis forcing each case to meet the requirements of traditional trademarks. Read more about how hashtag trademarks are evolving in the U.S. and Canada here:  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/hashmarks-can-a-hashtag-be-a-trademark-38900/