....boy, the tide musta bin right out, no swim today, just a bit of a sniff here and there.....
....and finally a dip!
Followed by a shower.
This is a theme found in another famous Bruegel painting, "The Fall of Icarus," concerning the legend of the young man who built wings and attempted to fly. He flew too close to the sun, which melted the wax in his wings, and he fell to his death in the sea.
This painting is a vast land and sea scape in which the titular event is simply one detail in the busy rush of life--two legs disappearing into the ocean, easy not to see. Bruegel's technique is in reaction to the tradition of narrative painting where the subject is the focus of attention. His painting shows the full sweep of Fleming society, of people and animals going about their daily affairs, most of them unaware of the great event that is taking place.
|IP due diligence: real excitement -- |
or a good way to hang on to clients?
|You can do some of the easy bits of due|
diligence online, checking registered rights --
but there's a lot more to learn ...
|Finnegans: a name long associated with the Bar ...|
|Good for what ails ya, like a patent medicine of old.|
|Top: development from fertilized egg to blastocyst|
Bottom: illustrating how the pluripotent cells differentiate into organs
Illustration: Mike Jones
|"I'd eat it," says the IPKat, "not date it."|
"a reputation in the UK is not sufficient, customers in the UK are required and that is so whether the business provides products or services."
"It seems to me that for a member of the public to be a customer, no matter how far that concept is stretched, there still has to be some provision of the services in question. The Appellant is not seeking to invalidate a trade mark registered for advertising services nor is the Appellant claiming a goodwill or reputation in advertising. This case is about dating services. The Appellant's problem is that it has not shown that it provided any dating services to anyone in the UK on or before April 2007. "Because no goodwill was established at the date of filing of the PLENTYMOREFISH trade mark application in April 2007, a subsidiary point on whether this was indeed the relevant date for establishing goodwill (or whether it had to be established as of an earlier date) did not need to be decided.