Applications of chemicals in the entertainment industry

Chemistry plays a part in the production of virtually everything. In fact, everyone on the planet is a chemist, but most people don’t realise it. Think about every time you brush your teeth, or make a cup of tea, or cook something – when you do these things you are reacting chemicals together.

As our understanding of chemistry develops, we are able to do more elaborate things with chemicals, some of which can be quite entertaining. I will set out how some chemicals are used, in the entertainment industry, to illustrate this point.

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5 Ways To Make It In Today’s Music Industry

Its official! The major music labels have abandoned the traditional business model where the goal is to sell music. With the emergence of successful streaming services like Spotify, Google Play Music, Yala Music, Deezer, and probably twenty-plus others, it is impossible for a company to make money if it depends solely on consumers purchasing music. Not only are sales (both physical and digital downloads) down, but the revenue generated through streaming services is only a fraction of what sales use to generate back in the “good ole days”.

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Greatest innovations

The origins of patents are not clear. Several different countries lay claim to having the first patent system. According to the intellectual property office website – http://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-history.htm (the IPO Website) – Britain has the longest continuous patent tradition in the world. This assertion refers to the Crown’s practice of granting privileges to subjects in return for carrying out some corresponding duty. These grants were made in letters patents, which had no checks or balances, they were simply bestowed within the power of the Crown. The IPO website refers to the grants by Henry VI to John of Utynam in 1449

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Trademark reputation

Trademark reputation is one of the most important elements of trademark law because so many cases are essentially about proving it. Although judgment was handed down as long ago as the 06 February 2014, the preliminary ruling of the court of Justice of the European Communities relevant to trademark reputation, following a request from the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (Netherlands), in the case of Leidseplein Beheer BV, v Red Bull GmbH [2014] EUECJ C-65/12, is worth reviewing. Particularly in light of the relevance of our article on trademark surveys.

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Valuing trademarks

Valuing trademarks was recently the first order of business at a meeting regarding a new Internet based start-up. The usual suspects were in attendance including advertisers, marketers, investors and accountants. After the presentation, one of the investors asked the presenters, “What about the IP?”. The investor was referring to the fact that the presentation had not covered any type of proprietary intellectual property rights.

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Fashion design retail

Historically, fashion design retail has often had a reputation of a set of people who spent most of the time drinking expensive wine and eating rich food at swanky parties. Fashion designers were sometimes perceived as creative but lacking business acumen. The fashion industry no longer has a perception problem. Today it is recognised as serious multinational corporate business. The global fashion industry is reported to be worth more than $1.5 trillion

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Social media contacts

Our social media contacts have become a routine part of the way we do business. Most businesses have a social media presence, and market or advertise their trade or services through social media. Additionally, employees use social media to communicate with each other, and with clients or customers.

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