KitKat or just another “four trapezoidal bars aligned on a rectangular base”?

Chocolates – a personal matter, where we all have our individual preferences. Whether it be Cadbury’s Dairy Milk or Snickers, Nestle’s KitKat has always been one of the nation’s favourites. However, a recent decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), held that this lunchbox snack staple does not merit trademark protection. But why isn’t  …

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Defamation Down Under

Everyone has Googled themselves at some point. But few do so and find that their search results link them to the criminal underworld… A recent case heard by Australia’s highest court considered what responsibility Google has for the search results it produces. An Australian Milorad Trkulja found that Google searches for Melbourne criminal underworld photographs  …

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Leadership without levers

From ship to shore, wardroom to boardroom, ships of oak to the big smoke One minute you’re on the bridge of a warship, master and commander of all you survey, a modern day mix of Nelson and Beatty with perhaps a dash of Bond thrown in if anyone’s listening, which they often aren’t. The next,  …

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Has Rafa Márquez scored an own goal in managing his reputation?

Rafa Márquez, Mexico’s World Cup Captain, made history as the third player ever to have participated in five World Cups.  However, this impressive feat was overshadowed by his inclusion is a far less flattering list: one drawn up by the U.S. Treasury Department, in particular the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), of people who  …

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