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Wednesday, 31 August 2005


1 Iraq Trade Mark Office reopens

The IPKat has learned from his friend Nader Qumsieh (NJQ & Associates, Amman) that the Iraqi Trade Mark Office reopens tomorrow. The Office has been closed since May to allow for the transfer of files. If you need further information, contact Nader here.

2 New York magazine rebrands

According to information posted on the Corante weblog, New York magazine, is to rebrand. Its website is also being changed from NY Metro to New York Magazine.

Sophisticated readers may never have problems with this title but one half of the IPKat, who reads things quickly and often inaccurately, tends to confuse the title with New Yorker magazine (which he very much enjoys). He wonders if he is the only one who makes this mistake, adding that it's only the title that confuses him: even a "moron in a hurry" would fail to confuse the magazines themselves.

3 Another easily-made mistake

Imagine the same half of the IPKat's surprise when he received an email announcing that his friends Ilora Choudhury and Emma Walton were going on a sponsored run to raise money for the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN. Once again it was a case of swift but inaccurate reading. The 5K run turns out to be for not ICANN but I CAN, a UK-registered charity that helps children with speech and communication difficulties.

Merpel says, ICANN's for adults with communication difficulties: they have some problems with people whose disability consists of adding the word "sucks" to some of the world's better-known brand names.

To sponsor Ilora and Emma (tax-efficiently, if you're a UK tax-payer) click here
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