The event will be chaired by one of the architects of the Northern Powerhouse vision, former Chancellor, the Rt Hon. George Osborne. Confirmed speakers include Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry, and Transport for the North Chief Executive Barry White. … [Read more...] about Last few days to snap up Great Northern Conference early bird offer
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Apple CEO Tim Cook starts his daily routine at 3:45 a.m., the newspaper reports. And entrepreneur and speaker Peter Shankman wakes up at 4 a.m., which allows him to make his 3-year-old daughter an omelet in the morning and go for 10-mile runs around Lower Manhattan twice per week. … [Read more...] about Are you a night owl or an early bird?
On December 10, 2011, a Minnesota entity called “Blown Away,” d/b/a Blast Blow Dry Bar, filed its US intent-to-use trademark application for the mark BLAST BLOW DRY BAR, covering hair salon services. However, a Texas entity called Blast Blow Dry Bar had filed a use-based US trademark application on December 8, 2011 for the mark BLAST BLOW DRY BAR, covering hair salon services. Although the Texas entity had only provided its hair salon services to four customers and had done so free of charge, the TTAB ruled that such limited use was sufficient actual “use in commerce” to establish the Texas entity’s prior rights to the mark. As a result, the Minnesota entity’s mark—filed only two days later—was refused registration.This decision is a cautionary tale against delaying the decision to reserve rights to a trademark by filing a US intent-to-use trademark application. Had the Minnesota entity filed its trademark application for the mark BLAST … [Read more...] about The Early Bird Gets the Trademark: Don’t Delay Filing Intent-to-Use Applications
What’s the moral of the story? First – to state the obvious – compliance is paramount. With the Whistleblower Program, employees, former employees and even industry observers and other outsiders are incentivized to help the SEC in its efforts to enforce securities laws. Second, it is important that all employers maintain comprehensive reporting and compliance systems that outline clearly the procedures to be followed in the case of suspected violations of securities laws and that encourage individuals to report the suspected violations or potential violations internally so that employers can address actual or potential violations early. Third, these policies should state clearly that employees may report violations or suspected violations both during and after employment. Finally, employers may consider including a copy of its compliance policy and internal reporting procedures with any paperwork given to employees upon separation. … [Read more...] about Shuffleboard, Early Bird Specials, and . . . Whistleblowing?
“Today, birds are the most diverse and globally widespread group of terrestrial vertebrate animals — there are nearly 11,000 living species. Only a handful of ancestral bird lineages succeeded in surviving the K-Pg mass extinction event 66 million years ago, and all of today’s amazing living bird diversity can be traced to these ancient survivors,” Field said. … [Read more...] about Arboreal Birds Died Alongside Dinosaurs And Trees In Chicxulub Asteroid Strike’s Aftermath