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Robert Cumming
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Trade mark lawyer, triathlete and traveller
Trade mark lawyer, triathlete and traveller

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Race report for @lbtclub - full steam ahead at Stockton #duathlon @triharduk @stocktonsport

In 1825, the world’s first non-freight railway carried people from Stockton to Darlington. Almost two centuries later, there was no room for passengers as 255 athletes lined up for the Stockton standard distance duathlon. With qualification for the 2017…

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18 laps to go and I find myself on the front. One guy is sitting on my wheel. The rest of the pack of 30 or so riders were half a lap behind. They are bound to hunt us down. Surely there’s no way we can stay away for more than half the race? Surely……

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February. A month so depressing they chopped its end off. New resolutions have fizzled out and Christmas and new year parties are distant memories; summer holidays seem a looong time away.  But it’s also winter training season. A great opportunity to get…

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Some pics from last weekend's Ironman UK.
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Breach of confidence and unconscious copying

The design for the cauldron in the London Olympic Games ceremony was copied, say some. "Oh no it wasn't" retort the Games organisers. But there were earlier designs which had been disclosed. So could there have been unconscious copying? 

If the first designs sowed a seed in the minds of the organisers could then the idea have been passed unwittingly and obliquely to other designers for the next brief? If it germinates into the same embodiment does that lead to breach of confidence or copying?

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Terminator vision: IP law versus Google Glass

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Berbatov’s face stolen by Turkish political party. 

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My backdrop is the Leeds skyline at night, pic courtesy of Carl Milner - https://flic.kr/p/gwcrea
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When will a hashtag infringe a trade mark? - http://ow.ly/wHTbc  #INTA14

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Genericide: the silent brand killer.  Great to see trade mark issues getting decent coverage in the mainstream news.
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