Monthly Archive: July 2012

Call for Comments on IP Enforcement

By Nancy C. Prager, Esq. The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (the “PRO-IP Act”) enhanced civil and criminal penalties for intellectual property infringement.It also established the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator to serve in the Office of Management and Budget at the White House. The Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator has been charged with overseeing, and contributing


London Olympics – let’s rock!

With it’s usual impeccable timing, the BBC this week screened a new docu-drama about an unlikely rowing pair who won gold for Great Britain in the 1948  ‘austerity Games’ . With this country now officially in the grip of the ‘worst double-dip recession in 50 years’ ( source: The Guardian 15/07/2012 ), can we Brits forget about our immediate problems


Big Retail’s Embryonic Ideals

It doesn’t seem that long ago that the term “start-up” conjured up thoughts of a well-meaning but misguided enterprise, particularly when associated with retail. (Cue the “In THIS economy?” chorus.) Economics aside, retail has been a “the big get bigger” proposition ever since mass retailers began roaming the Earth—and later, as Amazon, eBay, Taobao, and other e-tail hubs made virtual