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Misleading adverts: Rooney tweets and getting bitter with Apple

Misleading adverts: Rooney tweets and getting bitter with ApplePosted on Jun 24, 2012 by Andy Harris  | 0 CommentsYou will no doubt be familiar with Apple’s latest advert for new iPhone 4s, which focuses on its Siri voice activated assistant. Well it appears some bitter Apple consumers (pun apology) have raised class actions in the US alleging false and misleading advertising on the basis that Siri is only in beta (test) stage and does not always work in the rather marvellously efficient manner suggested in the advert. Apple not surprisingly have denied any wrongdoing and say they made it clear, both...
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Trade mark saints and sinners

Trade mark saints and sinnersPosted on Jun 14, 2012 by Andy Harris  | 0 CommentsAs if the political chicanery of a presidential campaign isn’t hard enough, President Obama’s campaign team have had to take action to protect their ‘Rising Sun’ campaign logo. They have filed trade mark infringement proceedings against a US company which appears to have ignored earlier requests to stop the unauthorised use. Apparently the company’s CEO has suggested there was no issue on the basis that ‘hundreds’ of other companies used some form of rising sun graphic in their logo.  Unfortunately for him and his company, this type...
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Coronation Street and the IP hotpot plot

Coronation Street and the IP hotpot plotPosted on Jun 06, 2012 by Andy Harris  | 0 CommentsAlthough not an avid soap watcher (honest), when she who controls the TV remote switched to Coronation Street recently, I was delighted to discover an intellectual property sub-plot in the nations favourite soap.It seems the late Rovers Return barmaid Betty bequeathed her special hotpot recipe to her former colleague Sean. However his boss Stella is claiming the recipe is her intellectual property as owner of the bar where Betty worked.  And while it may be unlikely to win any soap awards this year for most...
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