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Twegals Tweet Up โ€“ June 7th 2011
May 31, 2011

Twitter is a great medium for stimulating debate, and an excellent forum for meeting new and like minded people.

In terms of relationships, Twitter is essentially a forum for meeting others. You have to take that virtual meeting...

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The Brand and Design Battleground
June 6, 2011

In July, Shireen Smith will be giving a talk on Securing and Protecting Rights in Trade Marks and Designs. Knowing how to protect trade marks and designs is a key part of the role of the IP adviser, particularly in fast changing...

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Never A Pedantic โ€“ A Reply To Revolting Pedants by @LegalBizzle

June 9, 2011

Reading Legal Bizzle’s very interesting article Revolting pedants made me  uncomfortable as he concluded:  “And I’m happy to say it loud: I’m a pedant, and I’m proud”....

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Legal Tweet up โ€“ 7 June 2011
June 22, 2011

Tweet ups are when we take our online relationships offline and meet the faces behind the avatars.

There is an appetite for more regular tweet ups so, later in this blog, I’ll mention some ideas for a trial run of regular...

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Intellectual Property Rights โ€“ Build And Protect Now To Profit Later
June 27, 2011

A key to differentiating a business is having an offering or a way of doing business that is unique to you, so you stand out from your competitors.  See my personal blog for differentiating a law firm

Your...

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Press And Media Newzbin โ€“ MPA brings the fight to BTs doorstep
July 5, 2011

We have written previously on copyright holders’ efforts to effect the removal of sites linking to or hosting infringing content, and also on new measures being introduced by the Digital Economy Act, which provide for...

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Social Media Lobbying vs Phone Hacking
July 11, 2011

In days gone by a public scandal would have us going out into the street to vocalise our discontent, visit our MP, sign a petition, publish leaflets to spread the word. The phone hacking scandal has raised more than a few eyebrows...

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Lโ€™Oreal v eBay Court of Justice decision
July 18, 2011

Back in 2009 eBay won a court case against L’Oreal over the sale of counterfeit goods on its website. The High Court in the UK ruled that the online marketplace, eBay, was not responsible for fake goods being sold on its...

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News Reporting Post Social Media and Riots
August 31, 2011

The London riots brought chaos to the city for a few nights, and at times the looting and violence spread faster than news sites could keep track of them, leaving many to turn to social media for their source of news. Often TV...

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#TweetingLegals September Tweet Up
August 30, 2011

Thank you to all those who took the time to complete a survey on twtpoll on your experience of the 15 August tweet up. We received some excellent feedback from those who attended, but the survey is no longer available to detail...

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Google Instant Search โ€“ Fast and Fatal!
August 24, 2011

Last year, Google introduced its ‘Google Instant Search’, a new feature that displays suggested results as soon as you start typing your search phrase. The service also sports improved ‘predictive’ search...

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Social Media: Boon or Bane?
August 17, 2011

In the wake of the riots, which have spread throughout England, many are blaming social media as being the tool used to orchestrate the violence and destruction. We have previously written about the Student Protests...

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