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November 11 2008

Are the Senior Partners out of the lawyer business? It seems they have gone into website design.Evil.

What's 'managering'? I'm pretty sure it's evil.

[ edited by NotMandatory on 2008-11-11 17:29 ]
I don't quite know what to make of the whole thing. Is it supposed to be a joke? 'Cos it's not exactly, err, funny.

If it's real, then you have a site written in poor English, coded like it's 1999 again, and which boasts of making dynamic sites by powering them with a database-driven backend as if that was something amazing as opposed to just bog standard; but which then has names like Kenwood, EA Games, Cisco Systems, and Opodo in their portfolio. If this a real company and that's their client list I'll eat my proverbial hat. So, yeah. Evil.
If it is legit, would 20th Century Fox not actually own the name "wolfram and hart"?
Thats what I was thinking Simon. It is kinda random.Would be cool to work for though lol
The domain was registered in 2003, so presumably they took their name from the show, but they've been around for awhile. And they're registered in the UK and mention Hong Kong, so that might explain the linguistic peculiarities.
You can usually avoid intellectual property copyright infringement if you are stepping on a name that appears on your drivers license. In other words, if your last name is Macy, most likely you'd be able to open a store in new york called Macy's.

It doesnt seem so crazy to me that out of the billions of people in the world, a Wolfram and a Hart got together. I'm still waiting to meet a real life Buffy Summers. I already know an Alexander Harris but he didn't appreciate me referring to him as Xander.

And I just decided that I'm going to open up a military surplus store called The Initiative...all items 3.14 or less! (I'm totally going to stock those cool laser guns that are always malfunctioning.)
Trademarks are tied to specific industries. That's why there's Apple Computers and Apple Records, though they did have their fights when Apple Computers moved into the music distribution business.

I'm not really sure how it works with fictional names though.
OK, maybe it's real, maybe it's not.
But do we have a consensus on whether or not it is definitively evil? Cuz I'd say evil.
Okay, I really need to stop spending all day at work reading Slashdot. As soon as I read Simon's post I immediately tried to check if it had been modded 'Insightful'.


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