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Preventing the Cybersquatters and Name Squatting Opportunists

June 16, 2009

It is obviously easier and cheaper to prevent cybersquatting and name squatting by pre-emptively protecting your brand and blocking your trade marks from being used by others.

For those who have missed the chance to register their...

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Secrets of Website Success and Online Branding

June 23, 2009

A common mistake small businesses make with their web project is to rely on a web designer to guide them on all matters involving the internet.  Although web design is an important component of web success, it is only one of...

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Next Firm Links Meeting

June 26, 2009

Firm Links had its inaugural meeting on 2nd June.  The meeting focused on PI insurance, and proved very useful.  As a result various separate initiatives have got under way.  Also we decided to schedule a second...

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Secrets of Website Success – Workshop at the British Library IP Business Centre

July 1, 2009

Even if you are not selling on the internet, a website is a useful marketing tool for companies and is an important part of their branding. That’s why on Wednesday 24 June 2009, Azrights held a workshop at the British Library IP...

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Building an Outstanding Online Brand

July 6, 2009

There is a minefield of information to steer through for small businesses aiming to build an outstanding online brand.

They need sufficient understanding of trade mark and internet law to name their business effectively.  Should...

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Trade Mark Opposition. Spot the differences: ‘Vysion Ltd’ or ‘Vision Ltd’

July 14, 2009

Are you currently in the process of registering a trade mark for your brand? Everything can be ticking along smoothly until the day you receive a letter from the registry saying that your application has been opposed. What to do...

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Company Email Signatures

July 30, 2009

It can be a frustrating experience trying to find more information on a business contact by sifting through their emails only to find that none of their email signatures features anything at all about their business.

At the other end...

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Moving the goalposts: Facebook Usernames for Companies

August 10, 2009

OUT-LAW commented recently on Facebook’s offer to companies to notify them of any trade marks that they wished to reserve prior to the rolling out of the username system.  It was hoped that this would act to...

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Web 2.0 and Online Reputation Monitoring

August 16, 2009

What would you do if someone spray painted something defamatory on the side of your house? You might call the police or the council, but most likely you’d clean it off yourself. It’s an annoyance, but one that could be...

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Reputation Monitoring and Promoting your Business Online

August 19, 2009

When Bing Crosby sang ‘You’ve got to accentuate the positive/and eliminate the negative” back in 1944, he probably wasn’t thinking about the Internet and promoting business reputation.

But at its simplest,...

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Happy SLAPPing

August 26, 2009

We have previously written about anonymity online here in relation to Norwich Pharmacal orders in the UK, it is a very topical subject, lying at the intersection of freedom of speech, and defamation law. Now recent events...

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Software and business process patents in the US: Not so eligible

August 28, 2009

The patenting of software and business methods, one of the more controversial strands of protection offered by intellectual property regimes in modern times, has traditionally been more accessible to inventors in the United States...

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