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Friday, 13 May 2016
FridayLite by Nic Rosslee
It’s the ten
year anniversary since the most humorous moment in trade mark law
Ten years ago,
Guy Goma arrived at the BBC in London for an interview.
waiting to be interviewed for a position in the BBC’s IT department, the
conversation between a representative and Guy probably went something like:
Are you Guy?
Yes, I am Guy.
Please come with me.
Guy Goma was being interviewed. However, he was being interviewed on BBC
News as the tech expert Guy Kewney commenting on the trade mark dispute between
The Beatles’ record label, Apple Corps and Apple Computers.
We were happy to
see that Guy saw the bright side of the situation and later made a series of
celebrity appearances on a number of television shows including Friday Night
with Jonathan Ross.
Thank you Guy for
bringing us one of the greatest moments in the age of the internet.
We think you did
a good job and sometimes feel the same way about the latest trade mark law
judgments: surprised. -----------------------------------------
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