Tag: protect

September 25, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Posturing Politicians posturing isn’t new – in 41BC, Cleopatra used a golden barge with purple sails to get Mark Antony’s attention.  Politics is part show business.  But it’s workers & owners who keep the real show on the road.  “Must do, should do, could do & won’t do” helps avoid distraction by political melodrama.  There’s no…

May 20, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Loan shark Beware lenders using the words  “cash advance” instead of “loan” in documents.  This is designed to avoid usury laws and licensing requirements.  Consumer laws protect individuals from being fleeced.  But there’s no help for firms who borrow under deals which unfairly enrich the lender Guessed the Word?         Series 42 (2/8)   …

March 4, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Regulate Time to regulate search & social media tech giants as they’re brokers into the information marketplace, & critical infrastructure to the global economy.  An industry consortium, (sanctioned by government) can regulate, balance the interests of small & large firms, and set ground rules for how they interact with society Guessed the Word?      Series…

November 21, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Trademark Can’t protect shape, colour & taste through trademarks.  They’re not distinctive enough to be seen as a mark of origin without the brand name/ logo.  Courts have refused copyright applications for London taxi and KitKat shapes, Cadbury’s specific shade of purple, & the taste of spreadable cheese.  Have a break Guessed the Word?     …

June 25, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Opiate Fandom is today’s ‘opiate of the masses’. 2.5m World Cup 2018 tickets sold, more than 1/2 to non-Russians.  Sports spectatorship feeds a primitive human need to be part of something larger than ourselves, & feel understood, accepted, nurtured, empowered, protected Guessed the Word?              Series 26 (3/7)     …

January 22, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Maasai Red-check togas, fine beadwork & warrior history.  Maasai imagery to be trademarked.  Guarding /monetising this cultural heritage will help the tribe. 1,000+ firms have used it free in the past Guessed the Word?     Series 18 (1/5)     [pic: pawan sharma] 

Oil

November 13, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Oil Data is the new oil, and payment data is the best quality oil in the business. Besides amount/ mode of payment, it reveals consumer preferences & usage patterns. Is your firm’s data equivalent of an oil reserve protected? Guessed the Word?         Series 12 (3/5)           [photo: neufal54]