Glam Who? Glam Media Faces French Competition From Glam One

  by Patrick Smith   @psmith - Nov 3, 2009 3:39 PM ET

Before it has even launched in France, Glam Media is facing competition from a French online media company with a very similar name. Glam One, which owns more than 400 domains and five vertical content networks, on Tuesday announced the launch of its “vertically integrated social media platform” (release). Sound familiar? It should: Glam Media has for years marketed itself as a “vertical content network”.

Glam Media plans to launch in France next year, following roll-outs in the UK, Australia, Canada,Germany and Japan. But there’s a snag: seven-year-old Glam One owns the “Glam” trademark in France and in a shot across Glam Media’s bows it uses its release to remind people that “all unauthorised use of these brands could lead to counterfeiting penalties”.

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