Lately, my “Yellow Brain” sense of respect and following the rules has been challenged.

In 1999, I filed a copyright for my What Color Is Your Brain? logo and verbiage to protect my work, design and business brand. Recently, I had to inform an individual, who violated my copyright in 2008, that they had violated my copyright for a second time!

Their behavior is what we describe in Yiddish as “Chutzpah” … unmitigated effrontery, impudence; gall, audacity or nerve.

While searching the web on Tuesday, I discovered that a college had also used What Color Is Your Brain? on their website. However, their response was positive and gracious. The individual I spoke to said the CEO would change the name of their program and not violate my trademark.

The college did not request my trade mark number or date of the registration.

How refreshing… My “Yellow Brain” appreciated their prompt accountability and their “Blue Brain” trustworthiness.

I had to write several message to the 1st violator before they responded positively and now I am waiting for a response about their 2nd violation.

Most children are taught, at home and/or at school, to be respectful of other people’s property and ask permission to play with or use something that belongs to someone else.

Cautionary Words: Protect your copyright!
Obviously, some adults remember the lessons and
others choose to ignore what they have been taught.

Sheila N. Glazov, Author, Personality Type Expert, Professional Speaker and Educator
Please, visit my website to learn more about your Brain Colors, my What Color Is Your Brain? book and workshops.

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