Posts Tagged ‘competitive market structures’

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    Tweet Rights

    Sep 26, 11 • 553 Views • No Comments

    Does “Nutcracker Tweet” bird seed have the right to Tweet? Is it okay to name your birdhouse firm “Tweet Tweet Home?”  Can your app say Tweet? It all depends on the US Patent and Trademark Office. Twitter wants the tweet......  [read more]

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    Abercrombie’s “Terrible, Terrible News”

    Aug 18, 11 • 627 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes the wrong people wear the right products. It just happened to Abercrombie & Fitch. Here is the story: According to the NY Times, it all began when an employee conveyed to A & F’s CEO the “terrible, terrible news” that Mike......  [read more]

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    Sole Rights?

    Aug 12, 11 • 830 Views • 2 Comments

    Suddenly, a red sole has become much more than the bottom of a shoe. The trademark of designer Christian Louboutin, his red soles are supposed to represent glamour, luxury and hidden status. Or, as stated by Mr. Louboutin, “A shoe has so much more to......  [read more]

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    Apple vs. Amazon in the Fight Over Gaga

    May 27, 11 • 558 Views • No Comments

    From a guest blogger, Frances Bird, AP econ student: Lady Gaga, America’s current pop queen sensation, is being used to boost Amazon sales, if not permanently, then temporarily. Amazon is using Lady Gaga’s recent album, Born This Way, to compete......  [read more]

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    Brand Matters

    May 11, 11 • 626 Views • No Comments

    Not so long ago, an apple was just a piece of fruit and a “google’ (actually spelled googol) was 10 raised to the 100th power. Mention apple today and most of us think of iPhones and iMacs. However, Apple is not just a technology company. As with......  [read more]