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Here's a thought, taken from iPiT's LinkedIn Group. iPiT founder and former guest Kat Robert Cumming has started a discussion in which he asks:
"When will a hashtag infringe a trade mark? "The hashtag #, or octothorpe depending on your etymological preference, is commonly used on social media to group discussions according to their topic. For example, tweets which include #iplaw allow users to quickly filter posts about IP law. But what about when lawyers use the hashtag #INTA14? Could that ever entitle the International Trademark Association to bring an action for infringement?"
here. Erik Pelton takes a look at the new Netflix logo, contrasts it with the old one and asks: "Love it or leave it?" Ron Coleman (Likelihood of Confusion) makes a frivolous point with a cunningly concealed major issue concealed within it: he asks, as a regular sponsor but current non-attender, about the capability of an absent sponsor to exercise quality control. Another whimsical post with a core of steel is solo practitioner Sally Cooper's post on the SOLO IP blog on the Association of Sole Practitioners, here, noting that this year's event attracted 192 solo practitioner registrants, from 59 countries. This Kat is sure that there are plenty more INTA posts lurking out there and just waiting to be found ...