Tuesday, May 20, 2008

If you're looking for trouble, you've come to the wrong place

An early plenary session this morning at Eye For Travel in London promised plenty, especially as the panel included Lastminute.com boss Ian McCaig and Google's Dan Robb - a pair who represent companies not exactly on the best of terms (no pun intended) these days.

[The latest twist in the trademark tale reveals the astonishingly high costs being paid by companies trying to reach the Google Quality Score]

But imagine the sense of disappointment amongst delegates when conference chair Paul Richer doused an early bucket of cold water of any potential fireworks when he stressed that the session - Monetising Web 2.0 - would not include discussion over trademark issue.

Boo, we say. Boo.

Thankfully the Scottish duo did try to make light of what is actually a pretty serious dispute.

Robb and McCaig are still friends on Facebook, Robb joked.

"I am now going to talk about the trademark issue for 60 to 90 minutes," smirked McCaig at the beginning of his presentation.

Shame he didn't really.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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