It may seem like a storm in a teacup to us but for the team at Nestle it’s pretty important stuff as they continue their battle to trademark that tea time classic The Kit Kat.
This week we look at what it takes to trademark a product and take time to understand the differences between copyright, patent and trademark and it’s fair to say, it takes more than a ten minute tea break to get to grips with. Take time to understand Intellectual Property via the Intellectual Property Office website.
Tracy is back in full voice and between us we have a few tasty events related items for your diary:
And if you are on the look out for places to promote or find business events, other than our favourite Eventbrite, here’s a few sites that we think are worth checking out:
With a move towards rising interest rates looking likely we thought we would take some to review what the banking industry has to offer business at the moment and were somewhat surprised (?) to learn that the leading contenders were some of the lesser known banks. You can carry out your own apples and pears comparison via the following websites and we believe it makes interesting (well as interesting as banking ever is), reading.
Finally this week, we’ve moved on leaps from Business Gurus and Leaders as we take time to discuss the MAGNATE that is Sir Richard Branson. There are few business owners in the world with such a prolific portfolio of businesses on their CV and there’s no avoiding his sometimes ‘maverick’ attitude to new ideas. We think it’s a quality to be admired and if we can, in some small way, emulate his actions, who know’s what might be in store?
A few of his quotes, and there are many, that resonate with us are:
“Fun is one of the most important – and underrated – ingredients in any successful venture. If you’re not having fun, then it’s probably time to call it quits and try something else.”
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and falling over.”
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
“One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.”
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