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December 15, 2006

Links du Jour 12-15-06

Windows Live Isn’t Dead - A writer at JCXP thinks that recent reports of the death of the Windows Live brand name have been greatly exaggerated. What do you think?

BMW officially acquires the John Cooper Works brand - MINI enthusiasts will rejoice to learn that John Cooper Works has been acquired by BMW, enabling the company to create, if it wants to, an equivalent of the M series for the MINI.

WIPO Seeking to Protect Products Made from Traditional Resources - Fascinating post here about just how tricky it is for the WIPO to strike a fair balance between the needs of traditional communities who harbor valuable knowledge about indigenous medicines and modern companies who would like to trademark and sell this knowledge. Brand name pharmaceuticals we all recognize like penicillin and the anti-cancer drug Taxol both come from natural sources, for instance. Meanwhile, one healer claims that the Masai in Kenya have become a brand name unto themselves.

A Fjucked Up Name - The Swedish town of Fjuckby has a problem. So does Hell, Norway, Assmannhausen, Germany and Phuket, Thailand. At last Fjuckby is doing something about it. Great post.

Worst Company Name Ever? - From PC Mag - "Revoltec. They make-well, to tell you the truth, we have no idea what they make. We can't get past the name. Revoltec? It's like calling your company SmellyUnderware."

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