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I have to say that, worldwide, tax authorities have been weak in their understanding of IP. It is getting better, but remains pretty hopeless. I recently had a UK Revenues and Customs official visit our offices and he had no real understanding of trademarks. For instance, he was adamant that VIRGIN should not be a registered trademark – because it is a descriptive term!

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