Brands and Trademarks. Make Them Work for You

Both Brands and trademarks are important concepts in the business world, not only for big companies but for small business, entrepreneurs and start-ups. However, sometimes people do not understand the difference between them and use them interchangeably, blurring the meaning of both concepts. Let’s start setting them apart: First of all, brand or branding are marketing terms while trademarks is a legal term belonging to the field of intellectual property law. Branding is the creation…

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ICE Creates a Fake University and Detains More than 100 International Students

Is this entrapment? The media has recently reported on the efforts by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in creating a fake University to lure international students who depend on student visas to remain in the USA. More than a hundred students and some recruiters were detained Jan 30th by immigration authorities in connection with the enrollment in the University of Farmington, a fake university which had a website, social media and occupied a small office…

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Congress Attempting to Make Changes to Copyright Office, Seeking Control

In a move that shows the increased importance of intellectual property as an asset for companies and governments,  the US Congress is trying to make significant changes to how the Copyright Office is managed, seeking to exercise more control on the agency.  Last year, on March 23rd, 2017, the House of representatives introduced the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act, led by Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia and John Conyers, a Democrat from Michigan. This…

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