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Impact of Regulatory Changes on Sole Practitioner IP/IT Law Firms

December 24, 2008

Azrights is organising a meeting of sole practitioner IP/IT law firms to explore the possibility of sharing certain costs and resources, particularly those of working towards Investors in People and Lexcel accreditation, and...

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Marketing, Keywords and Social Networking

January 9, 2009

How not to lose sense of priorities when running a business, that is the question.  As you get sucked into the day to day, it is all too easy to forget the bigger picture.  So, the holidays were useful thinking...

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Why Yahoo’s Terms and Conditions are Not the Point

January 15, 2009

Following my earlier post I noticed this piece by Dayne Kaufman in Net Search Direct about Yahoo’s US terms for PPC advertisers.  He concludes

“after you spend hours creating your campaigns, adding your...

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Delayed Bank Charges

January 19, 2009

We recently queried some small items of 20 Euro bank charges which we could find no explanation for.

HSBC identified the charges as being raised by Spanish bankers – Banco de Bilbao – who take receive money on behalf...

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Every Business has Intellectual Property and should Protect it

January 20, 2009

Unless you just have a lifestyle business you need to understand intellectual property rights. In fact even if you have a lifestyle business, you still need to know enough about intellectual property rights so as to avoid trouble...

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Credit Crunch – Cost of Domain Name Management

January 22, 2009

The state of the world economy is not in the best shape and businesses are looking to cut costs. Trade mark owners are no different as they try to streamline expenditure without compromising brand protection.

Cost reduction, in...

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Trade mark Dilution in Europe

January 22, 2009

The Intel Case

The European Court of Justice’s landmark ruling in Intel Corp v CPM (UK) Ltd on the 27 November may alter the landscape of European trademarks. This case clarified the European position on trade mark...

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The Increasing Bite of IP in China

January 22, 2009

China is often cited as a high risk country for organisations to effectively enforce their intellectual property rights. There are however, a growing number of success stories where brand owners have successfully enforced their...

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Domain Name Seizure Decision Overturned in Kentucky

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned the Domain Name Seizure Order which I discussed in my previous post. To recap, last year a court in Kentucky had seized 114 domain names from several online gambling sites.  The lower court...

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FSA Requirement for the Compulsory Recording of Phone Calls

January 26, 2009

To deter and detect market abuse, the Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) in its new rules – the Conduct of Business Sourcebook (Recording of Telephone Conversations and Electronic Communications)...

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Press And Media Calling fellow IP lawyers – Meeting 11th February 6:30pm

January 26, 2009

I initially wrote on Jeremy Phillip’s IPKat blog here about wanting to organize a group meeting of sole practitioner IP law firms.  The idea was to discuss ways in which we might combine forces to...

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Verizon Wireless wins $33 million in a Cybersquatting Dispute

January 27, 2009

Verizon has been awarded a record amount in a law suit against a tech company and domain registrar, OnlineNIC, which had registered over 660 domain names that used Verizon’s trademarks.

The case was brought under the...

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