INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT LAWS are complex! (“OK. So what else is new?” Duh!). Any measure of success requires years of study in Law School and many long hours of intense group research through networking on the golf course and stag bars: a very demanding undertaking, not for the squeamish!! Therefore, anyone attempting to summarize its relevance to this Blog – in a few paragraphs – is undoubtedly a jenous geenieus jeanious genius!
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We thought we’d make this clear before someone runs off crying to an ambulance chaser or a Hit Man. Or worse: Misuses his official position and does a number on us just because his feelings were hurt!