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Credit Resources Helps People to Improve their Credit Score

Credit Resources becomes the company that is helping to improve people’s credit scores. This program that has been launched to give the best results.

Calgary, AB – Canada | January 03, 2022 — Credit has become the necessity of time. People rely on credit to support themselves in financial matters and enjoy the various other benefits offered by it to the users. But most of them fail to get the maximum benefit out of it, as they have bad credit history. The Credit Resources program is something that gives you effective results and helps you enjoy all the benefits offered by credit companies and banks. Credit Resources have turned out to be the leading company that helps users enjoy the benefits of amazing credit. The company launched its recent program that will guide the users through strategic ways to improve their credit scores.

The company has introduced its users with the 4 effective ways that can help them improve the score of their credit reports.

* The company helps the users to report their rent payments to Equifax for a 50-60 point boost in 90 days. This can help you improve the chances of getting financial help easily. Your car loans and other loans get approved easily.

* The next thing is they help in removing the negative items from your credit report. This will boost the credit score and allow you to enjoy extra benefits.

* After this, the company also helps in settling their debts in collections to stop those harassing phone calls.

* Lastly, the company also issues Visa so the users can start learning positive spending habits. This will help them live a life that is financially very stable and stress-free.

Credit resources reviews show that the program has been very successful and have received the support of the people. This has opened various opportunities for the people all around and helped them have an excellent start. The users just need to be sure that they complete all 4 steps. You can begin by reestablishing your credit score and enjoying the benefits. This also allows you to afford things even if they seem out of your budget. When the users are unable to afford things in cash, then they can enjoy it with the help of a good credit, by carefully using it.

The Credit Experts of the company will assist you in moving forward by providing you with credit knowledge you have never had before. If you’re well-versed in a subject, you’ll probably have no troubles in that area. The main purpose of the program is educating people about credit, and making sure you have the correct materials and answers is crucial to your success. You can enjoy this service for free if you become a member of the program. Users can also receive help from the professionals who will review their credit reports and write dispute letters on their behalf.

You can check the information about the credit resources on https://creditresources.ca/

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Credit Resources
7920 42 Street SE,
Calgary, AB T2C 2T5
Canada
+1 (833) 424-0579
contact@creditresources.ca
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How Care Ultima Became America’s Most Trusted Health Solution

Care Ultima becomes the most trusted healthcare solution for American citizens. Irrespective of your status of health insurance you can become a part of care ultima and enjoy the benefits.

Chino Hills, CA – USA | December 13, 2021 — Care Ultima, becomes one of the most trusted healthcare companies for American Citizens. There are many people around there who haven’t availed of any kind of health insurance plan, so this can be the best solution for them.

Care Ultima is basically a virtual health clinic, including the entire family, all for less than $1/day…Incredible! You can enjoy the benefits of Virtual healthcare, be it business owners, entrepreneurs, or individuals of any other profession, Care Ultima is the best company of its kind in the world!

Whether you have health insurance or not, every American needs to join Care Ultima! The company offers different benefits to different individuals, be it a mother or children. You can always check the benefits and opt for them.

This is literally the best option for anybody to get quick and easy access to top-rated physicians 24/7. You are charged less than $/1 a day and give the entire family access to doctors 24/7. This makes it fit into your budget as well. Licensed doctors are available in minutes via the online, phone, or mobile app, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Care Ultima allows your phone or video access to the top doctors, no matter where you are!

It’s possible to get a yearly subscription for less than $1 each day. There are no co-pays and you can use the service as much as you like. They offer the entire family at no extra charge. You can easily get the membership of the company by registering yourself without any restriction of age or gender. This process gets completed in hardly two minutes and then you can enjoy the benefits.

Non-emergency ailments such as colds and flu, sinus infections, allergies, and more can be easily treated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Care Ultima also boasts a network of experienced pediatricians to help out your young loved ones. Every Mother needs Care Ultima as there’s nothing more comforting than having experienced pediatricians practically on speed dial 24/7. They are the ones who will guide you by just a phone call or via video calling.

The company has specialized pediatricians who take care of any issue related to children. They treat the children with non-emergency conditions like flu, pink eye, stomach ache, and more. Care Ultima proves an effective way to avoid unnecessary emergency room or urgent care visits.

In addition to virtual doctor appointments, care ultima provides you with drugstore discounts, health and wellness information, and free 24/7 email or smartphone app access to doctors, pharmacists, psychiatrists, dentists, dieticians, and more. Hence, Care Ultima is literally the future of healthcare, for no additional cost!

For more details, please visit https://www.careultima.com/

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Media Relations
Care Ultima
13920 City Center Drive. Suite #210,
Chino Hills, CA 91709
United States
+1 909-248-2468
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https://www.careultima.com

14 Hours Remaining to Invest in Axle.ai on Republic.co

Company announces $1m in bookings to date in 2021; new customers include WatchMojo, Serhant, ASG.

Boston, MA – USA | September 27, 2021 — Video management software vendor Axle.ai is in the home stretch of its 2nd successful equity crowdfund on Republic.co, which ends at midnight PDT today. Axle.ai’s previous equity crowdfunding round, in 2020, was oversubscribed, and this campaign has raised $283,000 (over 11x the original goal of $25,000) of a possible $428,000. The campaign page is at https://republic.co/axle-ai; a 3-minute pitch video featuring Axle.ai’s management can be viewed at tinyurl.com/axlein3mins. Investors can commit as little as $150 to participate in the campaign.

Today, Axle.ai announced it had received over $1m in orders to date in 2021, up from its 2020 tally of $667k and positioning the company to deliver its targeted $1.2-1.3m in revenue for the year. Recent orders include YouTube leaders WatchMojo and Million Dollar Listing star Ryan Serhant’s media team. The company has also been notified that ASG LLC, a leading systems integrator for the media industry, will be launching solutions featuring Axle.ai’s software in Q4.

There is a worldwide explosion of video content. IDC estimates that global data will accelerate exponentially to 175 zettabytes by 2025. A growing, double-digit percentage of this storage is used to house media files. Meanwhile, approximately 400,000 video teams worldwide are responsible for capturing, editing, and managing this content; more than 2/3 of it isn’t readily searchable or available for access after initial use. Axle.ai has more than 700 customers worldwide, including high-profile names such as the NY Yankees, Madison Square Garden, the LA Clippers, PWC, Elevation Church, WB and Paramount. A recent profile of reality-TV production house Pie Town can be viewed at youtu.be/H1xkcQ0YJO8.

Sam Bogoch, CEO of axle ai, said “For years, creative teams have needed a simplified and cost-efficient way to remotely search and manage their content. Our second successful Republic equity crowdfunding raise is helping us deliver these solutions more widely – we encourage everyone to visit republic.co/axle-ai today.”

Other highlights:

•    Last month, Axle.ai announced it had completed acquisition of Noscos, an AI/ML startup focusing on face recognition and logo recognition applications.

•    Another big win for Axle.ai during the crowdfund was securing its largest deal ever – a $365,000 deployment at a major Asia-Pacific region broadcaster.

•    In July, Seagate and Axle.ai announced a strategic partnership around Seagate’s Lyve and LaCie solutions. The companies have begun joint sales activities and have deployed the first combined system to Togethxr.com, a women’s sports media company backed by Alex Morgan and Sue Bird.

Press & Media Contact:
Katy Scott
axle ai, Inc.
+1 617-262-9222
www.axle.ai

AMCA Certification: The ‘Gold Standard’ of Quality For U.S. Manufacturers

AMCA’s bold pro-American quality certification program challenges ISO’s foreign standards in the U.S. marketplace.

Boston, MA – USA | September 14, 2021 — In memory of 9/11, on the 20th anniversary of one of America’s darkest days, AMCA announced launch of its new pro-American quality certification program at http://www.amcacert.com

Founded by Donald LaBelle, AMCA was developed as a customized quality certification exclusively for U.S. based manufacturers, machine shops, distributors and other industrial suppliers. The certification comes at a much needed time as fake ISO certificates are flooding the market overshadowing legitimate ISO registrations.

According to LaBelle ISO certificates are easily faked because there is a serious lack of true oversight. Any unethical person or seedy organization can legally print up ISO certifications of any standard, slap on bogus accreditation seals, and sell them like candy to naive businesses,” said LaBelle.

“I’ve seen numerous manufacturers using fake ISO certificates they purchased online without meeting any of ISO’s compliance guidelines,” said LaBelle. He added, “It was shocking to see even numerous federal government contractors landing multi-million dollar contracts using an ISO certificate they purchased online from a mail order ‘certificate mill.’ They literally received the certificate overnight.”

AMCA was not established to replace ISO certification as the they are different standards that compliment each other. AMCA focuses on revitalizing the U.S. manufacturing sector and increasing the global competitiveness of American made products. Whereas ISO certification is based on ‘international standards’ with no preference to the United States. In contrast, AMCA is boldly pro-American adapting the ‘Buy American Act’ into its standards, among other requirements for certification.

US-based manufacturers, machine shops, distributors and other industrial suppliers can submit an application for certification at https://amcacert.com/get-quality-certified/

About AMCA:

AMCA (American Made Customer Accredited) is the first pro-American quality certification for the U.S. manufacturing sector. Being AMCA certified ensures your company is recognized for quality and integrity independent of ISO’s foreign certification schemes. Companies certified to AMCA standards are over-seen and accredited by their own customers… making AMCA the only truly impartial accreditation in quality certification. AMCA is the ‘Gold Standard’ of American quality in the manufacturing sector.

Companies that qualify can apply for certification at http://www.amcacert.com

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AMCA, LLC
867 Boylston St., 5th Floor, Suite 207,
Boston, MA 02116
United States
+1 843-989-0075
www.amcacert.com

Bariatric Audience Changes the Game With New Technology

Bariatric Audience, the leading bariatric marketing agency, has developed new technology that boosts their results.

Atlanta, GA – USA | August 19th, 2021 — Bariatric Audience, the leading bariatric marketing agency, has developed new technology that boosts their results. This technology is designed to target prospects that are online researching bariatric procedures. So far, the results are making a significant difference for their clients.

“With the results we deliver, every bariatric surgeon in the country should be working with us. We work exclusively with only one practice per major city or geo, so surgeons should lock in their territory and lock out their competition,” said Jeff Tormey, founder of Bariatric Audience.

Just how significant are these results? Here is just one example of what Bariatric Audience delivered to one practice partnering with their agency. At the start, they had between 10 to 20 in-person consultations each month. After partnering with Bariatric Audience, they increased that to 80 to 100. That growth is staggering. The number of patients increased so dramatically that the two surgeons could not handle the volume so a third surgeon is joining the practice.

A Full-Service Bariatric Marketing Agency:

While this technology is a game-changer, it isn’t the only service Bariatric Audience offers. Far from it. As a full-service marketing agency, they address all your online advertising needs, from search engine optimization to your Google My Business Page.

If your goal is to increase patient demand and your bottom line, now is the time to work with Bariatric Audience. Contact them today to schedule a consultation.

Bariatric Audience is the leading online marketing company for weight loss surgeons and practices. They offer comprehensive solutions to drive traffic to your practice, both online and in-person. With their help, you can increase your bottom line and transform your weight loss surgery practice.

For more details, please visit https://bariatricaudience.com

Press & Media Contact:
Jeff Tormey
Bariatric Audience
Atlanta, GA 30041
United States
+1 888-271-8344
www.bariatricaudience.com

Royal Caribbean Awards Handling Specialty its Largest Fixed Price Contract in 58-Year History

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2021-Jul-05 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — To have recently landed a project that can be identified as a company’s largest fixed price contract in its long history is reason enough to celebrate, but when it’s with a corporation who is intimately familiar with your work and company values, that validates an organization’s processes from sales and engineering to manufacturing, installation and service.

Handling Specialty made history in 1995 when it was contracted to produce the underwater stage lift system for Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio, in Las Vegas. The ‘O’ show continues to perform 2 shows per night after 24 years on the original Handling Specialty lift systems. It is an extraordinary engineering feat from a world class SME located in the heart of Niagara, in Grimsby, Ontario.

Since that monumental moment for the company, several underwater stage lift systems have been designed, built and installed into multiple theatres including the City of Dreams theatre, which runs The House of Dancing Water show in Macau. This epic undertaking gained Handling Specialty a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Handling Specialty is the world leader in underwater theatrical spectacles, and is installing systems all over the world. They are also flown to remote vacation locations to provide highly skilled technicians to repair or maintain these multi million-dollar systems efficiently to ensure that the show(s) go on.

This latest win for the company is the accumulation of an almost 20-year relationship designing and building for Royal Caribbean International. “This project began 2.5-years ago with technical sales and conceptual engineering leading the charge to win this prestigious venture,” says Tom Beach, President of Handling Specialty and the lead sales associate on this project. “We cherish our relationship with Royal Caribbean and with a revenue stream via new builds, service, and dry dock overhauls that will last over 10-plus-years, we understand what it takes to keep our customers happy.”

Handling Specialty’s turnkey solutions for Royal Caribbean includes conceptual engineering and contract settlements to full design including all electrical and hydraulic networks, custom stage flooring, installation, training, commissioning and on-going MRO.

“Experience goes a long way in winning a project as large as this,” Beach goes on to say. “Deploying professionals and skilled technicians to Finland over the next 6 years to install our equipment will be a challenge, but we’ve completed similar scenarios many times before.”

In March of 2021, Handling Specialty sent a team of technicians to Barbados where they quarantined on the Allure of the Seas for 14 days, one of the Oasis class of ships, and then performed planned maintenance on the ship’s underwater stage lift equipment. This same group of people went on to Spain where they completed similar work on Harmony of the Seas. Freighting the parts and flying people to these locations during a pandemic and successfully completing the work ahead of schedule is another nod to Handling Specialty’s abilities to organize massive projects and perform the work without interruption. It also speaks to the quality of the people working at Handling Specialty, and the lengths they will go to, to see a job through.

“Having worked together for almost 20 years on our Oasis class ships, I’m thrilled to be partnering with Handling Specialty again.” – Christopher Vlassopulos, Superintendent SLVR & Architectural Lighting for Royal Caribbean International & Celebrity Cruises, says.

The financial impact on the Niagara-based company is a welcome one. Entertainment industry builds have been scarce through the pandemic and to come out the other end with a project of this size is a boost to company moral and another nod to Handling Specialty’s impressive track record designing and building stage lift systems for the entertainment industry.

Beach says of the future, “I feel certain that Handling Specialty will continue our relationship with Royal Caribbean International and international ship yards for decades.”
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Since 1963, Handling Specialty has been exclusively dedicated to the custom design and manufacture of your material handling systems & equipment for demanding applications. We are the premier source for made to order lifting, tilting, rotating and traversing equipment for clients seeking innovative solutions, exceptional professional support, world-class credentials and unmatched experience.

Funeral Services Play an Important Role in Providing Closure and Comfort

Funeral services are always going to have an important role to play in how individuals honour and celebrate the lives of the individuals that have meant a lot to one in their own lifetime.

Carrum Downs, VIC, Australia | May 17, 2021 — For individuals who have attended funerals before, there is knowledge and understanding that this is very much an experience that no one relishes being a part of. However, the drive and determination to be able to honour and say goodbye to those that are loved after they have passed on is what essentially more or less ensures that funerals are actively consistently attended when unfortunate circumstances lead to an individual passing away. The surrounding funeral industry is one that definitely goes through many revolutions.

Of course, today there is more advancement and improvement in the funeral industry than that has ever been due largely to the fact that there is more of a necessity for businesses within the funeral industry to be able to think on their feet. In a world where uncertainties lie at every turn, it is very important for us to be willing and able to form a strong understanding and awareness of just how important it is to be able to maintain healthy and sustainable practices surrounding the funeral industry and individual funerals alike.

The role of funeral services

Going to a funeral is often quite an overwhelming experience. No matter if the death of a loved one was expected or entirely unprecedented, the reality of saying goodbye to someone that you love is one that can be tremendously challenging for individuals to be able to navigate with relative ease and transparency or being willing and able to effectively and successfully navigate their way through. The role of funeral service is, above all else, to pay respect and to celebrate the life of an individual. That is the overriding goal and purpose.

The value of funeral services

There is so much value in funeral services because, quite simply, they are designed and intended to be able to give individuals who are grieving the loss of someone they love the means and the opportunity to be able to honour and respect them while also saying the final goodbyes. Over the years, funeral services have evolved and shifted with the way of the world at any given time and this continues even, and especially, today. Even so, the one constant is that the value of funeral services is just as important as it has ever been and it will continue to be so well into the future and beyond.

The future for funeral services

Funeral services are always going to have an important role to play in how individuals honour and celebrate the lives of the individuals that have meant a lot to one in their own lifetime. Stepping forward into the future and beyond, funeral services and the funeral industry in general that spans the globe is only going to continue to go from one strength to the next, overcoming challenges and reaping rewards have been willing and able to adapt and realign with the way that the world is moving at any given time. This is just the start for funerals and the funeral industry around the globe.

For more information, please visit https://www.bethelfunerals.com.au

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Sharyn Mawby
Bethel Funerals
620 Frankston-Dandenong Road,
Carrum Downs, VIC
Australia
03 8787 7255
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Billionaire Richard Branson Called a Trademark Bully by the Trademark Law Professors of University of Washington, School of Law

Westborough, MA, 2020-Jul-30 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Virgin has targeted to attack over 300 small companies & non-profit charities. Common sense says that the word ‘virgin’ cannot be owned by one individual or organization but Virgin has deep pockets to destroy those who dare to fight for their rights.

“Opposing trademark registrations in unrelated fields is the classic behavior of a trademark bully,” says Mike Atkins, an attorney at Atkins Intellectual Property who teaches trademark law at the University of Washington, School of Law.

That’s why it came as a surprise that Branson decided to send a threatening cease-and-desist letter (where he tells the small start up to either commit a business suicide right away or else Virgin lawyers will destroy it within 30 days) to I Am Not A Virgin, a small eco-friendly denim label, claiming that the company’s name infringes on his copyright, as the Telegraph’s Laura Hubbert reported on the case.

Richard Branson’s lawyers demanded environmentally friendly start up jeans label ‘I Am Not A Virgin’ to cancel their trademark (a trademark they have been lawfully granted and owned for almost 4 years before they received the threat letter from Branson – reports Ms. HUBBERT in her article.

“I guess I could rename my jeans Not Made By Richard Branson” – comments sarcastically the founder of the brand. Branson also demanded the small business owner cease to sell current stock of the jeans and removes them from the stores which for a small business is a financial suicide and a loss of all start up investment costs essentially leading to the end of a business.

“Common sense says that the word ‘virgin’ cannot be owned by one individual or organization. In other words, it’s stupid to claim a colour of your own, let say a word. Branson, who’s also well known for his support of environmental causes, apparently has failed to see that” – says Anderson Antunes in his Forbes article about Virgin’s abuse on small entrepreneurs.

Attorney at law, Widerman Malek, summaries in his comments: “If Richard Branson has his way, it might be. ” He adds: “Although sometimes considered a bully in the trademark office, they remain unapologetic for their stance.”

According to multiple news reports, in the past several years, the Virgin group has targeted over 300 companies who used the word Virgin in their name, URL or marketing slogan. Unfortunately, many of these 300 companies are small businesses who do not have the resources to fight back against a multi-billion dollar company with hundreds or even thousands of lawyers on their retainer. These small businesses almost always settle simply because they cannot afford to fight.

Widerman Malek brings up some of the companies Virgin attacked:

  • Virgin Vapors – a small vapor company located in California whose owner currently refuses to change its name despite being threatened by Virgin.
  • The owners of domain names virginthreads.com, virginpublishing.com, virginstar.net, and virgincigar.com. The Virgin group alleges cyberpiracy for any company using the name virgin in their domain, even if it is not their business name.
  • Author Cristina Crayn, who named one of her published books, “Tales from the Virgin Vault.”
  • Virgin Valley Cab – a cab company in the Virgin Valley geographic location of Northwest Arizona, who recently came to an agreement with conglomerate to stop using the name.
  • Las Virgenes United Educational Foundation – a nonprofit organization in the Las Virgenes School District. The Virgin Group attempted to block the trademark application. Evidently, any virgin will meet their criteria – no matter which language it’s in and if destroying charities for children is to take place.
  • I Am Not A Virgin – a New York clothing company which specializes in creating and selling denim products.
  • Virgin Air, a small airline in the American Virgin Islands, which no longer exists under this name due to Virgin’s lawsuits.
  • CBS Studios, who may be opposed by the Virgin Group in an attempt to trademark the name Jane the Virgin, which they will use as a sitcom name.
  • Last year, the Virgin group attempted to stop Valle Grande from trademarking a phrase that contained the words “virgin olive oil”, using the argument that Valle Grande currently only sells vinegar.
  • In 2004, the conglomerate sued a tiny apparel retailer called Virgin Threads in federal court in New York; the retailer dropped the name a year later as they could not afford to battle with Virgin any longer.
  • VIRGINIC – Purity Perfected – small cosmetics brand, selling “beyond organic”, handcrafted, allergy-free face creams in small batches. Virgin has been suing them with malicious, aggressive litigations, on the ongoing basis from 2018-2020 in multiple countries to starve them financially to business death, as Virgin did with other start ups. Interestingly, Virgin abandoned selling cosmetics years ago making public statements on their own website that they have no intention to sell beauty products. As of July 2020, VIRGINIC still refuses to be bullied and to give up their name.

The statement raised by all victims by Richard Branson and Virgin Group seem to be constant: they don’t feel it’s morally right to give up their start-up brands, hard work and dreams, just because there is a bully that says so.

“Why is Richard Branson trying to put us out of business?” – denim jeans company founder Peter Heron asked in this video posted to YouTube where he reads the harassment letter he has received from Richard Branson.

His video got over 13,000 supporters signing under it with their own name, encouraging Mr. Heron to not give up. Sadly, his brand was forced to surrender a year. Well done, Virgin lawyers, one more target destroyed.

Media contact:

Andrew Griffin
info@thebureauofinvestigativejournalists.com

Virgin hires private investigators to spy and find out where VIRGINIC employees live in the US. VIRGINIC wins with Virgin twice in the UK

Austin, Texas, 2020-Jun-09 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Hypocrisy continues. Richard Branson claims to support small entrepreneurs and yet Virgin lawyers attack and destroy small start-ups.

Jolly Santa figure or a Business Bully?

Common sense says that the word ‘virgin’ cannot be owned by one individual or organization. After suing VIRGINIC, will Virgin now go after British Virgin Islands, the country? Or after Madonna for a song “Like a Virgin?”. Welcome to the Jungle where you can hire the most ruthless and manipulative lawyers, shall your deep pockets allow the cost.

Richard Branson, he of the goatee beard, shaggy hair and permanently fixed grin is not a man who needs to worry about money. His personal net worth is as of 2020 approximately 4.2 billion USD according to Google. The Virgin Group had an annual turnover in 2016 of around 25 billion USD. The Group’s business interests extend, to use the legal phrase, ad coelum et ad inferos. For those of us without a Classical education, that means up to heaven and down to hell, from trains on the ground to telecommunications in the atmosphere around us up to commercial space flight, Virgin has many fingers in many pies.

Of the many classes of goods and services marketed under the Virgin name cosmetics is not one of them. In June 2009, Virgin explicitly announced its intent to not use any mark containing the term “Virgin” in connection with the sale of cosmetics, skincare, and beauty products by announcing that it was “moving away from glamorous adventures in this particular retail sector.” A crystal clear statement of intent that stands to this day as Virgin still doesn’t sell cosmetics under the Virgin name and has long abandoned its mark with respect to cosmetics and skincare goods.

Enter stage right VIRGINIC LLC. Virginic was created two and a half years ago and is a startup specializing in mission-based, allergy-free, chemical-free beauty products with “virginic” level of purity, sold strictly through ecommerce channels. Small company with big ethos of superior standards of ingredients purity and ethics, vegan and unprocessed. Despite the fact that Virgin has no current or future interest in goods of this type, and that VIRGINIC is a different brand name than Virgin, Virgin has been aggressively pursuing a frankly absurd and bullying course of action against VIRGINIC for the past 2 years.

The logos of the two companies look nothing alike, the name of VIRGINIC is not similar and no person is going to think their VIRGINIC face cream has anything at all to do with Virgin Atlantic airline. There is no reason for Virgin to maliciously keep trying to destroy a company like VIRGINIC. It poses no threat whatsoever to Virgin’s business interests or to consumers but it is under attack by an army of lawyers in multiple countries, where employees are spied by lawyers, their linkedin profiles invigilated and people straight abused.

This sad state of affairs began when VIRGINIC LLC applied to register their trademark in the UK. In January 2018 the mark was accepted and published in the Trade Marks Journal in respect of Class 03, which covers cosmetics and skincare goods. The UK IPO governmental trademark officer accepted the trademark as it concluded no marketplace confusion nor even similarity. Virgin opposed it despite the fact that it does not sell cosmetics. As any reasonable person would expect, Virgin’s opposition failed, another senior UK IPO specialist decided VIRGINIC wins for a second time on the basis that the average consumer would not make a connection between VIRGINIC chemical-free cosmetics and Virgin Mobile.

However Virgin has massive resources and aggressive lawyers who appealed to the UK Court claiming that the original hearing officer was incorrect and his decision should be overturned. Additionally, aiming to destroy at all cost and against all merits, the lawyers attacked further demanding $50,000 from VIRGINIC.

Thomas M Monagan from Norvell IP, USA, together with Geo Hussey from A.A. Thornton in UK continued by opening more lawsuits in the USs and UK, serving litigation papers to unrelated companies that managers of VIRGINIC used to work for, all to harass the small company to the extreme point so they give up and destroy themselves on Virgin’s request. Virgin also hired a private investigators, as they disclosed to Court in Wyoming, to find out where employees and managers physically live.

In May 2020 same lawyers served VIRGINIC employees lawsuits via their private Linkedin profiles and to random email addresses found on the internet. Such actions could have been a Monty Python sketch, but sadly these days lawyers are apparently allowed to invade people’s privacy.

VIRGINIC stood strong and refused to be destroyed. A fight with multi billion dollar bully can cause significant hardship to any startup in its early stages. While Virgin has the resources to indulge in frivolous and harassing court cases, VIRGINIC does not.

This could bring any other company to its knees, halting operations and causing the lay offs of valuable and experienced staff, impacting the company and making its people jobless. Malicious lawyers applying a technique of continued harassment to burden financial resources of a smaller company and take an emotional toll on its staff is a technique called bullying. Where VIRGINIC should be concentrating on growing and developing its allergy-free and ethically-sourced products, which could change the face of the beauty industry, it is instead being forced to fight for its very survival even though it has done nothing against Virgin whatsoever.

Virgin’s lack of good faith and attempts of its lawyers to harass and destroy is even more clear looking at Virgin’s long history of trademark abuse. Even a cursory search of online sources will reveal multiple examples of trademark abuse and bullying small start ups.

However, like Pandora’s box, hope and VIRGINIC’s resilience is the one thing that remains. Hope that in Wyoming Court the common sense, merits and fairness will prevail in the law being applied in the spirit it was intended. The law need to let us hope that vindication will come in a win for VIRGINIC and continued growth and success in its pursuits of making the world better, one cream at a time.

Media contact:

Simon Hawley
International Consortium of Investigative Reporters
+1 5408976549

VIRGINIC defends its case and stands up to Virgin after attack on Linkedin profiles of shocked VIRGINIC employees

SEATTLE, Washington, 2020-Jun-02 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Last week Virgin launched a new attack on shocked VIRGINIC employees and threatened in court to serve them lawsuits directly to their Linkedin profiles. Virgin then followed its threats and served its lawsuits to unrelated email addresses of those individuals it found on the internet. Virgin revealed it has been spying on VIRGINIC employees social media and private Linkedin profiles and provided the Court daily screenshots of such profiles as evidence.

“Put it simply, it is bullying and VIRGINIC will stand up to it” – says a former employee of VIRGINIC, Mark Russell.

Thomas M Monagan from Norvell IP is the lawyer hired by Virgin in USA, together with Geoff Hussey from A.A. Thornton in UK to tear apart the business fabric of VIRGINIC and to destroy the start up company and force it to stop selling allergy-free organic creams.

According to Mark Russell, “the harassment Virgin lawyers have been maliciously applying for the past 2 years have adversely and financially affected many workers employed who lost their jobs because of the hardship caused by Virgin. Virgin has been trying to starve a small start up company financially to death for past 2 years and it’s a miracle VIRGINIC is still standing up straight by pure force of resilience, integrity and business pride”.

The former worker adds: “Virgin opened multiple lawsuits in multiple countries and demanded we close and commit a business suicide. VIRGINIC heroically stood up to it. All employees gave their 200% knowing it costs a fortune to hire lawyers in all those countries and a lot of us declared to work for reduced wage to support our mission-based company and stand up to bullying. Everyone with common sense knew Virgin’s claims were not only lacking factual merits but were in bulk part a legal manipulation aiming to attack for no reason, just like Virgin successfully destroyed through litigation many other start ups in the past including small Virgin Olive Oil producers”.

Question remains, should Virgin and its lawyers be held liable for damages they have caused including loss of jobs of VIRGINIC employees and financial hardships caused to many families? VIRGINIC is defending its case vigorously with the limited means it has but the irony is, what wrong did they do at the first place.

VIRGINIC is an honest, cruelty-free and natural-ingredients-only beauty company. The name is different from Virgin. They sell entirely different products. Their logo and branding is different. Customers buying VIRGINIC oraganic face cream jars online are certainly not confused thinking they are buying from Virgin Airlines/Mobile or Virgin Galactic.

Nevertheless VIRGINIC workers who lost their jobs due to high costs of multiple international lawsuits and whose private social media profiles are daily watched and taken screenshots of, are the ones to shoulder the burden. At the event of US Court eventually ruling for VIRGINIC, will the multi-billion dollar giant Virgin be ordered to compensate those employees for loss of income and privacy invasion?

Mark Russell comments: “US judges have a good reputation regarding protecting the rights of their citizens and US companies so despite Virgin’s army of lawyers and their tactics of spying and harassment on privacy, I hope the judge will make things right to VIRGINIC. I hope the saying that the party with more money for lawyers always wins, despite the merits and common sense, will not turn out to be a sad truth here. Maybe Richard Branson will be notified about what’s happening and will make things right”.

He adds: “There comes a point when you have to stand up to behavior of ruthless lawyers, because they destroy people and they destroy lives, just because there is a company with deep pockets willing to pay for it. Bullying like this scares and silences people but we all know this is not an acceptable practice. There needs to be accountability for false and malicious storytelling in courts and daily spying on private profiles and hiring private investigators to find out where those employees live, which is also what Virgin said in Court they did and presented those private investigators findings to Court as evidence. Virgin’s infamous and low litigation and personal harassment tactics are now a part of a public record so everything is out there to be seen and accounted for.”

A former employee who fell victim to this case, finishes by saying: “There is a human cost to this malicious bullying. VIRGINIC has continued to put on a brave face and has been boldly fighting back for the past two years, but I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been to many VIRGINIC employees. They lost their jobs, their privacy was violated. The multi-billion dollar giant attacked a small mission-based start up with no merits, because they could and because lawyers had to justify their fees. All this at the direct expense of many honest and hard working young people, their family income and the better mission-based future they have been building”.

The case progresses and it is unclear how quickly the Court might rule.

Additional Instructions: Other supporting articles

https://www.casemine.com/judgement/uk/5ca6e7cf2c94e01e252694dd
https://www.dyoung.com/en/knowledgebank/articles/virgin-virginic
https://www.worldipreview.com/news/virgin-fails-to-fight-off-cosmetics-tm-17033
http://www.businessdefencelaw.co.uk/virgin-successfully-opposes-registration-of-virginic-trade-mark/
https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tmcase/page/Results/1/UK00003283156 (UK00003283156)
https://classifieds.usatoday.com/press/virgins-history-of-trademark-abuse/
https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2020/04/20/virgin-demands-small-cosmetic-company-virginic-closes-and-starts-personal-lawsuits-against-its-managers-and-employees

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