A Trademark Attorney’s Mission to Have Chanukah in July

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If I could have Chanukah in July, for what would I wish? World Peace? Too cliche. Snow? Tempting, but probably not too good for the boaters, bikers, sunbathers and others who support Tahoe’s summer tourist economy, which is even bigger than our winter tourist economy. Wait, I know! I’ll wish for a spot as a Contributor on The Daily Show!…

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A Trademark Attorney’s Mission to find Discipline

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As a professional, I wear three different hats: Trademark Attorney, Sustainability Steward and Publisher. I often find myself wondering, will I ever have enough . . . Merriam Webster defines discipline as: No wonder so many people (myself included) have such a hard time with it . . . discipline feels like punishment cause it is. Just look it up…

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Geekview: Cheeky Coverage of Recent(ish) Intellectual Property News

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Google can juggle. The more powerful you are, the more you’re gonna get toyed with. That’s true for people and companies. Big companies like Google spend an awful lot of time in court rooms juggling dozens of court cases at a time, many involving intellectual property. Though it may seem counter-intuitive (or maybe just plain foolish), big companies get sued….

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Sustainable Brands 2012 Day 3 Sustainable Consumption Conundrum

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Humdrum conundrum; it is ever so hard to go back inside when it’s 77 degrees and sunny outside.  Whether to attend the afternoon session is a much easier choice than those faced by the Sustainability Managers and communications specialists who have to “sell” less consumption to internal and external stakeholders at product manufacturers. Suzanne Shelton from Shelton Group introduced the…

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Sustainable Brands 2012 Day 2

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The morning plenary sessions at day 2 of Sustainable Brands ’12 began with what self-described chief insurgent Hunter Lovins affectionately referred to as her “show.”  As usual, Hunter’s show was in-your-face and hysterically funny.  In fact, I laughed so hard several minutes passed before realizing that I hadn’t taken a single note!  Perhaps it’s best that way.  Hunter’s “show” is…

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Sustainable Brands 2012 launched with a Research Roundtable about the Latest Consumer Insights from SLM’s Top Research Picks

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    The esteemed panelists included: Annie Longsworth, CEO Saatchi & Saatchi – panel moderator Kevin Williams, Principal Brand Strategist, Pure Branding Karen Barnes, VP Insight, Shelton Group Jonathan Yohannan, EVP Corporate Responsibility, Cone Henk Campher, SVP Business & Social Purpose, Edelman Hernan Sanchez Neira, CEO Havas Media Intelligence Kevin began by introducing Pure Branding, which helps CPG (consumer packaged…

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