Australian business Skinny Tan and producer of natural tanning products has secured investment on the just aired BBC UK Dragon’s Den Episode 1 Series 11
Dragons’ Den is a reality television show in which budding entrepreneurs have three minutes to pitch their business ideas to a panel of five dragons (venture capitalists) willing to invest their own
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, Professionalism on July 1, 2013
All change, even the most longed for, has its melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die in one life before we can enter another.
The start of a new financial year is about reflection and change.
I recently attended a forum of
From time to time, we each take pride in coming up with an original idea. But as the current row regarding the design of the 2012 Olympic Cauldron highlights, we may not always consciously be aware of our sources of inspiration – direct and indirect. Our individual and collective experiences affect how each of us formulates
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, Trade Mark on May 22, 2013
A huge congratulations to innovator (and our client) Leave Pass on a successful + stylish launch!
The much-anticipated decision in the copyright infringement action against NY-based appropriation artist Richard Prince has been handed down. Those of you who are not familiar with this case can read more about it HERE.
In a landmark decision, an appeals court in NY last week held that a number of Richard Prince’s works based on
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, Trade Mark on March 31, 2013
Trade marks at their most basic, are marks applied to a product to identify the origin. Literally badges of origin.
They are ancient, evidenced by cave drawings to indicate ownership, stamps and markings used in pottery, regulated marks used by medieval craft guilds and livestock literally branded with fire-heated marks.
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, Patent on March 26, 2013
We have often heard about the failings of the patent system from eminent writers such as Charles Dickens. In Dickens’ “A poor man’s tale of a patent” an inventor sets off to seek a patent and discovers expense and frustration in participating in the patent process (which apparently took 6 weeks according to IPKat’s Jeremy
Two monks were watching a flag fluttering in the wind. One said “It is the flag that moves” The other replied “I disagree; it is the wind that moves” A Zen student overheard & said, “it is not the flag, nor the wind … it is the mind that moves.” *
My mind struggles with
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, Patent on March 21, 2013
The ability of art to act as synaptic connections linking ideas was suggested by Ahdaf Soueif in a very moving talk about art and revolution. As an emotive enabler, art gives a voice to individuals wanting change and so art can be used as an expression to form a movement.
The talk was enthralling … the
Intellectual property laws have always sought to strike that fine balance between the public reward for creative endeavour / incentives to produce new work and public access to information.