|No resurrection: this man's Spanish|
copyright never died in the first place
FAST) are as interested in evidence-based policy as anyone else. They have accordingly emailed him to ask if he knows whether there has been any work completed, or if any papers have been produced, that has linked or correlated any reduction in the amount of intellectual property infringement to an increase in the volume of sales of the same product [Putting it plainly, says Merpel, is there any published evidence that sales of legitimate IP products rise where there is (more) enforcement of IP rights against infringers]. If you know of any published research, please email Julian Heathcote Hobbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your answers below.
|The best way to feel after|
registering a trade mark
"I'm inviting a small group of authoritative bloggers to access the raw data of a research study, which has already gotten press from The Huffington Post [Is this a social media version of a positive peer review, wonders Merpel]. The study shows a strong correlation between trademark registrations and economic health [this Kat would be surprised if it didn't: dead and dying businesses don't generally engage much in registering trade marks, while profitable ones are encouraged to strengthen their market position and their brand image by doing just that. Still, it's good to see one's intuitive hunches supported by the fruits of someone else's efforts ...]. By taking the research public, it is my hope that people from different, relevant backgrounds will explore the data (compiled by Virginia Tech statistician Dr. Quinton Nottingham) and its implications from a fresh perspective. I also think the findings are really, really cool. .... You can access the research here ... Feel free to pass this along to whomever you think would be interested".The readers of this weblog might just be interested ...
this link that this Kat had ever heard the name Sam [beware: unusual surname] Penix, co-owner of the Everyman Espresso coffee shop in New York's East Side. Sam appears to be the latest in a long line of traders who have fallen foul of the I ♥ NY trade mark, receiving a missive to the effect that his use of that mark was not entirely welcomed by its owner:
“Everyman Espresso’s unauthorized and confusingly similar use of the I ♥ NY® logo” violated federal trademark law and implied “a misleading designation of source, origin, endorsement, sponsorship or approval by the New York State Department of Economic Development of your merchandise.”Sam, whose knuckles appear on the illustration above, has apparently removed the offending trade mark from his trading premises, replacing it with the word "Censored". Merpel wonders why he did not seek to make more extensive brand use of his distinctive and unusual surname, which dates back to antiquity in medieval times in Cornwall, England, if Wikipedia can be trusted.