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How To Protect Your Business Against Inevitable Copying?
March 10, 2015

 Copying is so rife in business that if you have a profitable niche or concept, it would be surprising if competitors didn’t sooner or later try to capture some of your market share.

They will borrow freely from other...

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Financial Institutions Run Competition For Startups To Foster Technological Innovation
March 17, 2015

Financial institutions run competitions for startups to foster technological innovation.

Recently, prominent financial institutions have begun looking to alternative sources for innovative technologies. Three major players in the...

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How Privacy Affects Business
March 20, 2015

I was surprised to learn recently that it is no longer possible to find out what keywords searchers type into Google in order to find their way to your website.

This is valuable information for website owners and the reason why...

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The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence And Changing Intellectual Property Standards
March 25, 2015

Two days ago in an interview with the Australian Financial Review, Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak joined the ever growing list of science and technology billionaires who are concerned about the development of artificial...

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Brand Name – 8 Points To Consider Before You Name Your Product Or Service
March 27, 2015

Although household name brands invariably have distinctive visual identities – for example, Coca-Cola’s bottle shape, and Nike’s swoosh – the primary sign through which any brand is identified is its name....

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Design Infringement Claimed By Aston Martin
March 30, 2015

On 27 Friday 2015, Aston Martin filed suit against Galpin, in the Central District of California on the grounds that Galpin’s new prototype design for the Thunderbolt infringed their intellectual property rights....

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International Trademarks – Madrid Protocol System
April 1, 2015

While it is not possible to register “international trademarks”, the Madrid Protocol system provides the next best solution if the country in which you want to register has signed up to the Madrid Protocol.

The current...

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New EPO Ruling On Conventional Plants Creates Controversy
April 7, 2015

At the end of March the EPO issued two decisions in the highly publicised Tomato II and Broccoli II cases. Both of these cases involved seeds for plants that were grown conventionally or through...

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Naming A Company? How Can You Avoid Trademark Disasters?
April 10, 2015

When choosing a new name, it can be confusing to know the order in which to do things – such as registering domain names, a company name, designing a new logo and so on.

People tend to do all these things and then only...

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Will The African Union Convention On Cybercrime Be Effective And Protect Human Rights?
April 14, 2015

With the rise in internet users across Africa cybercrime is a growing problem involving “gangs embracing more sophisticated ways to use technology, such as malware and botnets…” reports the BBC.

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Copyright Laws UK: Getting Out Of Bad Contracts
April 17, 2015

Percy Sledge, the well-known R&B singer, who is reputed to have written the song “When a Man Loves a Woman” died this week. While Sledge had a long and illustrious career in the music industry, his later works...

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Bites Back In Internet.org India Row
April 20, 2015

Zuckerberg reportedly argued in a blog post that Internet.org’s basic free services were not incompatible with net neutrality – the principle that all web services should be equally accessible. “We...

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