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“The Circuit Court … concluded that Costco’s evidence presented a ‘genuine question as to the likelihood of customer confusion’ because Costco provided evidence that ‘Tiffany’ is a broadly recognized term to describe a particular type of ring setting and because purchasers of diamond rings ‘educate themselves so as to become discerning consumers.’” On August 17, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated...

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Startups have an awful lot on their plate as they attempt to scale their business, so taking care of intellectual property issues may not be at the top of their agenda.  New research from Lehigh University suggests this might be a big mistake.  Indeed, they argue that the trademark portfolio held by a startup is actually an important factor in their eventual success. “We hypothesized that...

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Adjust your Yuletide calendars to 1st November because Christmas is coming early this year. On the 23rd April 2019, China’s legislators passed significant amendments to their Trade Mark legislation to combat the scourge of bad-faith Applications, more commonly known as ‘Trade Mark squatting’. Many brand owners will be familiar with the term, ‘Trade Mark Squatting’ and understand it to be the act of pre-emptively registering a Trade...

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If you have visited any website or social media recently, chances are you already know what chatbots are and maybe have interacted with one. (Have you talked to RecBot on our page?) Chatbots were introduced in the 1960s and have gained insane popularity lately due to advancements in machine learning and natural language processing technologies. They have many uses from scheduling meetings and giving recommendations to...

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Shutterstockpathdoc/Shutterstock.com With increasing coverage and interest in startups, fundraising and venture capital, many terms have become more ambiguous than ever. That can leave entrepreneurs pretty foggy on how they should really be approaching raising money. So, who is funding what? Why does it matter so much if you are launching or trying to scale a venture? Startup Fundraising Whether you are still juggling a startup idea or already have...

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With an initial set of 65 template forms for business advisory functions of corporate governance, compliance, marketing, sales, service, human resources, intellectual property evaluation and scoring, due diligence checklists, quality assurance forms, website development reviews and analysis of clients or customisation of the existing business form can be undertaken. Our approach is to provide the integration and consolidation of the data captured to enable learning....

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Because money is involved, attackers have a lot to gain. And for this same reason, the sector has a lot to lose. Doing nothing is therefore not an option. As attacks become more targeted and more sophisticated, response time has to become faster.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][qodef_blockquote text="Cyber attack threats to the financial services industry is increasing, but so is the industry’s preparedness to ward off such attacks....

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Because money is involved, attackers have a lot to gain. And for this same reason, the sector has a lot to lose. Doing nothing is therefore not an option. As attacks become more targeted and more sophisticated, response time has to become faster. More ideally, the sector has to become proactive in fending off these attacks, and must come up with innovative and effective cyber guards...

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