Dear Olympics: Don’t Steal My Logo!

Monthly Archives: September 2015

Dear Olympics: Don’t Steal My Logo!

For this post, we’re happy to welcome guest author and legal savant, Erik Heels:


The Who, What, Where, When, Why, And How Of Trademarks

In September 2016, the logo for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo was accused of being similar to the logo for Belgium’s Théâtre de Liège. In the wake of the controversy, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) scrapped the logo and started over. But did they really need to?

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Mike’s Technical Tip: Don’t Forget About Object Styles in InDesign

There are about ten thousand features available among InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. I suspect nobody on the planet is familiar with all of them, and it’s best to just be aware of a subset of each application’s offerings. One that I’d include in the InDesign subset is Object Styles. The following will give you a brief explanation of what it is and how to use it.

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Watch Vanessa’s Interview on Radio Entrepreneurs!

Radio Entrepreneurs shares the stories of entrepreneurs in the interest of giving more exposure to innovative and fast moving companies while creating a knowledge pool for the enrichment of the entrepreneurial community around the world.

The show is broadcast daily and the people featured are entrepreneurs from various backgrounds, telling the story of who they are and how they became an entrepreneur.

Do you, or someone at your firm, have an interesting story to tell on radio Entrepreneurs? Let Vanessa know, and she will make an introduction!

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Organizing and Delivering Website Content

For this post, we’re happy to welcome guest author and website development partner, Web1776:

Formatting and Folder Organization

Whether your site is built on WordPress or otherwise, when delivering final content to your developer, each unique page should have a corresponding document file. The document can be in any common word processor format (we prefer Word or RTF). When formatting this content, keep it as basic as possible. Font color, size, etc. are generally determined by the site design. What’s most important are clearly defined and structured headings.

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What’s the Best Website CMS: Proprietary or Open Source?


There are many Content Management Systems (CMSs) available today, and very few websites are built without one. A CMS allows anyone the ability to easily make updates to website content without any programming training. If you’ve been tasked with managing your firm’s website and have used a few CMSs, you know there are a few similarities, many differences, and some are a lot more user-friendly than others.

When we begin discussing a website project with our clients they often ask which CMS we recommend. CMSs typically fall into one of two categories: Proprietary or Open Source. We have created websites using both. Here are a few of the main pros and cons for you to consider:

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