|Every Kat's nightmare: the dreaded|
Three Pekes Challenge ...
|Given the option, Kats choose Farringdon --|
though most humans prefer Chancery Lane
"Just read your post on the IPKat. So true. My taxidriver certainly was confused between the two hotels when I asked him to take me to the Palomar and mentioned an address which he challenged, only to find out that ‘his’ address was for the Solamar. And, in an attempt to go to the CMS reception I walked into the Omni hotel where my puzzled look was quickly replied by one of the staff saying that I probably was looking for the Omnia San Diego, which is a club, a few blocks further on 6th Avenue".
Not many hotels share
this name ...
"Thank you for the blogpost – I think it is becoming more common for hotel companies to have conflicts within their own ranks than to have problems with competitors. We are seeing a lot of these kinds of problems as we open additional hotels in areas where we already have a presence (although usually the conflict is due to the geographical components of individual hotel names, not to the name of the brand)".Duly noted. Now that the Kats have spotted these problems, will someone please be kind enough to do something about them?
|19 inch plush tiger, from|
FAO Schwarz (looks better
in the flesh ...)
Fresh news from Lisbon. Since this Kat's earlier post on the outcome of the past couple of weeks' negotiations on the international fate of geographical indications and appellations of origin, 11 countries have already become signatories to the Lisbon Agreement's Geneva Act. They are, in order of signing, Peru, Romania, Togo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Congo, France, Gabon, Hungary, Mali and Nicaragua. However, the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement will not enter into force until three months after five eligible parties have deposited their instruments of ratification or accession. Thanks go again to MARQUES GI Team vice-chair Keri Johnston (katpat!) for letting us know.