Today, I was frustrated that American media outlets seemingly focused more on Kanye West's meeting with President-elect Donald Trump than the crisis in Aleppo, Syria. As a journalist, certain stories should take priority. As readers, we need to better prioritize what news we consume. However, West may have... Continue Reading →
As Kellogg's Tony the Tiger would say, you must "Earn your stripes." Someone should have told Payless that. In 1994, Payless sold an athletic shoe with two and four parallel stripes, eerily similar to Adidas' trademarked three-stripe mark. The companies reached... Continue Reading →
You may or may not know Oct. 9 is Leif Eriksson Day. You may or may not know Eriksson, a Viking, may have been the first to land in North America (sorry, Columbus). You may or may not know the Viking... Continue Reading →
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Kellogg's famous Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal would have never became a reality if it wasn't for the expiration of two 1912 patents and some rebranding. In 1893, Henry Perky developed Shredded Whole Wheat cereal, displaying it at the World Fair in... Continue Reading →
Do you know what day music is globally released? In the U.S., the music industry traditionally released new music on Tuesday. On July 10, 2015, "New Music Tuesday" became "New Music Friday" to appease the global music industry. Led by the International... Continue Reading →
Innovation protection. That's not what "IP" stands for, but it's essentially the definition of the ambiguous term.