Marc Bolan – Reclaiming a Glam Rock Legacy

As with many top-selling music artists, Marc Bolan had a team of professionals making decisions for him. When he died prematurely, his team was left with inadequate instructions that most likely did not reflect his wishes. Rolan is still trying to untangle the remainder of the financial mess that was left behind after his father’s untimely death.

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Mega Personalities

Social media is unstoppable and is creating a phenomenon know as the mega personality, which has the potential to cause unprecedented head butting, and headaches, as our social space becomes more crowded.

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Selling the Metrics of Infringement

When I read in the Globe and Mail that Pirate Bay was being purchased for $9-million, I figured this could be a good example of how innovators, who often are branded as outsiders or scofflaws, eventually find their niche. Well, that…

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What’s Behind a Domain Name

The outcomes of domain name disputes, and trademark oppositions involving marks used on the Internet, increasingly depend on a lot more than having a similar or even an identical mark. Jeff Behrendt has recently published an article called “Canadian Domain…

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Copyright and Trademark FAQ

Thought I would post the Copyright and Trademark FAQ I will be handing out when I speak on “Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies” at the Canadian Special Events and Meetings Expo on April 1, 2008, at the Metro Toronto Convention…

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The 360 Deal: Bands as Brands

The music industry has become of late, unabashedly about selling products. Formerly, 10 or 15 years ago, there used to be more pretense to artistry. Many if not most bands would eschew “selling out.” It was not only seen as…

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