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The Gap Having All Sorts Of Problems

Solid blue background with thin all caps white block letters that spell the word “GAP”.  That’s the logo that has been associated with the American clothing and accessories retailer for as long as I can remember.  But earlier this month, the company decided that it was time for a change of branding.  A new logo […]

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NFL’s Deal With Nike Threatened If NFL Not A Single-Entity

As a consumer of NFL merchandise, I think it is great that the NFL and Nike were able to put together a five year deal, which makes Nike the official uniform provider of the NFL beginning in April 2012.  Nike makes a fantastic product, which is tough for other large companies to match.  But as […]

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Copyright Issues With Website Source Code

You want to create some websites.  You understand the value of owning the domain name for your name (i.e. DarrenHeitner.com), you need a website for your company, and maybe you also want to start up a blog.  But you have no idea how to write the code for your various sites and do not feel […]

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Sports Agent Sues Former Client/Employee For Trade Secret Misappropriation, Breaching Non-Compete, Etc.

On October 6, 2010, Willis & Woy Sports Group, L.L.C., and Jordan Woy v. Horace Smith, et al. was filed in a district court in Dallas County, Texas.  In the petition, application for temporary restraining order, and application for injunctive relief, Jordan Woy alleges that former client and Willis & Woy employee, Horace Smith, used […]

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Yahoo! Search Results In False Endorsement Claim

Last week, we looked at a case where Google was found guilty of defaming a person based on Google’s search engine’s suggested results when the person was typing his name in the search box.  In a similar case, a woman named Beverly Stayart sued Yahoo! after she put her name into Yahoo!’s search engine and […]

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The University of South Carolina v. The University of Southern California

The University of South Carolina and University of Southern California have had their fair share of battles this year.  Both schools have mostly defeated the competition, each with only one loss thus far this season.  The two schools have also had to deal with NCAA scrutiny.  Southern California has a 2-year bowl ban, 4 years’ […]

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Super Wi-Fi Is Coming

Roughly a week ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided that vacant unlicensed spectrum between TV channels will be open for use by wireless devices.  Not too long ago, low-quality spectrum was freed up by the FCC, which became unlicensed spectrum.  That decision lead to the creation of Wi-Fi.  Could the new release of unlicensed […]

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Twitter Bird Wants A Trademark

While many are talking and writing about AOL Inc.’s purchase of TechCrunch for a reported $40 million dollars, another tech story was published today, which displays another young tech company’s growth in a short amount of time. MySpace, a service that once rivaled Facebook in capturing the attention of young people (it was not always […]