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Digital Little Britain

September 8, 2009

New labour have raised a new slogan to be drummed out from the political pulpit: “Innovation Innovation Innovation”. The government is paving the way for a digital future for Britain and, in doing so, wants to reign...

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The World Library – powered by Google?

September 17, 2009

Would it not be an amazing day when you could download every book under the sun from one source. From visiting your library, to your local book shop, to online bookshops, to digital libraries – the digital revolution or...

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Louis Vuitton v Google

September 25, 2009

Some people are confusing the recent press reports concerning the case of  Louis Vuitton vs. Google Inc. with an actual ruling.  In fact the ECJ has not delivered its ruling as yet. The recent release from the ECJ was...

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Trade Mark Registry Launches Right Start

October 1, 2009

The UK Trade Mark Registry has launched a new trade mark application service called Right Start which goes live today.

Under the Right Start service applicants will be able to test whether their trade mark will be accepted by...

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What is FREEGLE?

October 2, 2009

The troubles within the Freecycle network have resulted in over 40 per cent of the UK Freecycle groups breaking away to form an independent network called FREEGLE the Ecologist reported this week: The Ecologist Report.

Unless...

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Louis Vuitton v Google – The AG’s Opinion

October 7, 2009

On the 22 September 2009 the Advocate General Poiares Maduro delivered his opinion on the question of the legality of Google Adwords in relation to EU trade mark law.  He found that Google is not infringing trade mark laws by...

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FTC to Rule Blogs Must Disclose Gifts or Pay for Reviews

October 8, 2009

The recent news that the Federal Trade Commission intends to revise the rules from 1st December so as to require bloggers to disclose any connection with advertisers, including, the receipt of free products “Guidelines...

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New Rules of Brand Protection

October 22, 2009

Pondering whether to progress my book writing project by self publishing, or finding a traditional publisher, I came across Seth Godin’s Advice for Authors.  Sound advice indeed.  After further surfing and...

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Guarantees – A powerful sales tool

November 2, 2009

Guarantees reduce the risk for clients who are considering buying your services, and every business should use them.   However, very few business owners are willing to use dramatic Guarantees.

As a buyer, when someone...

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How Web 2.0 Changes the Rules of Brand Protection, and Brand Promotion Introduction

November 3, 2009

As more and more of us participate in forums, take part in Facebook, Linked In, My Space, Twitter and other platforms, or simply write or comment on blogs, it becomes more and more important for us to be aware of what is being...

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Why Web 2.0 Brand Protection Requires Online Brand Promotion

November 3, 2009

In his comment to my blog post ‘New Rules of Brand Protection’ Terry immediately questioned the tentative title I  gave my proposed book.  He suggested ‘protecting brands’ might be...

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Crocs Trade Mark Infringement

Fashionista-at-law reports the trade mark action brought against Crocs by Porsche over use of the name CAYMAN, which is one of Crocs’ best selling brands.

The dispute arises because Porsche has a European Community Trade Mark...

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