How to reclaim a cybersquatted Twitter account
Here’s something that might come in handy at some point or another in your social media career.
Your client wants to set up a Twitter account, but someone else has already taken their chosen handle. You can reclaim this Twitter handle provided the cybersquatted profile has been inactive for more than 9 months, and Twitter will release the username.
You’ll need to provide them with the following information:
- Username of the reported account
- Your company name
- Your company Twitter account (if there is one)
- Company website
- Your trademarked word, symbol, etc. (e.g. Twitter)
- Trademark registration number
- Trademark registration office (e.g. USPTO)
- Description of alleged violation (e.g., passing off as your company, including specific descriptions of content or behavior)
- Your first and last name
- Job Title
- Work email address (must be from company domain)
- Requested Action – for example, removal of infringing account, or transfer of trademarked username to an existing company account