Fraudsters Using the Web to Prey on the Vulnerable

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” If you thought this was a line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, you have been deceived. It’s from the epic poem Marmion and was written by Sir Walter Scott, author of Ivanhoe. Although Scott did not conceptualize the Web as it is today, the common...

The Fight Against Counterfeiting – A Global Problem

Counterfeiting is a global problem. The value of counterfeiting is estimated by the OECD to be $250 billion per year. In addition to the  considerable economic impact, counterfeits - such as for drugs, food fraud and liquor - can have serious health consequences. Counterfeit Clothing Counterfeit clothing  is extremely difficult to combat, especially since the quality of the...

Reasons for Attending the World’s Largest Trademark Event

“If you’re not there… you’re not serious about trademarks!” – Attendee The International Trademark Association (INTA) is having their 135th Annual meeting in Dallas, Texas from May 4 to 8, 2013. This much-anticipated event includes five days of trademark education and networking. Let’s get down to the brass tax. What’s INTA? Should you attend this event? INTA is...

When is Personnel Security Mandatory?

On September 4, 2012, Quebec premier elect Pauline Marois was giving an election victory speech in Montreal. A gunman outside the rally managed to kill a man and wound two others, before being apprehended by police VIP security. Recently in British Columbia, the premier is caught in an embarrassing situation by running a red light....