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Thursday May 30, 2013 at 1:35pm
Ever since Bass beer secured its classic red triangle logo in 1876 as the first ever registered trade mark, businesses have appreciated the vital importance and value of protecting their brands. Unlike a patent, which expires after a maximum of 20 years, a trade mark registration can be renewed in perpetuity – and grow in value accordingly. But what are the pitfalls? It isn’t enough simply to come up with a name that is memorable (think Kodak), appealing (Ben & Jerry’s), ic....
Monday May 13, 2013 at 5:20pm
Mighty film studio, Disney, has given in to pressure to drop its attempt to take exclusive legal ownership of the phrase “Day of the Dead”. That, feared an angry army of online protesters, would have been the effect of securing a registered trade mark based on the name of the famous traditional Mexican festival.The studio wanted to monopolise the name in advance of its upcoming animated film, in production under its Pixar title, and directed by Toy Story 3’s Lee Unkrich. Disney....
Tuesday July 5, 2011 at 12:36pm
A quick Trademark Registration 'Boot-Camp' that aims to explain  the legal and commercial benefits of trademark registration and what every business should know about how to protect the legal rights in their business name....1. Exclusivity: The One and Only… Trademark registration will confirm your legal ownership of the name or brand and enable you to stop others using your name for the same, or similar, goods or services. A successful trademark application will mean that you q....
Thursday June 23, 2011 at 5:37pm
Since bursting onto the political scene three years ago, Sarah Palin has had her share of beltway bustups. Add to these a recent sideshow at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (based in Alexandria, Virginia – within the confines of the metonymic Washington Beltway). Palin, along with her daughter Bristol, is attempting to protect her name as a registered trademark. The applications caught the attention of politicos, pundits and trademark lawyers when it came to light t....
Monday June 20, 2011 at 12:47pm
New-style ICANN Domains:The Net Widens, Don't Be Caught! ICANN, the body that controls the assignment of domain names and web addresses has announced this week that from now on, URLs will not be restricted to the standard suffixes such as .com, .org and .co.uk. Apparently, anything will be possible when the new scheme rolls out - for example we can expect to see www.transportfor.london and www.google.search quite soon. Any word could replace the "dot com". Accountants, for instance, co....
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