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Debrief: SHELL STOLE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, ALLEGES DON

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Debrief: SHELL STOLE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, ALLEGES DON

November 1994

SHELL UK OIL is being sued for over £350,000 damages for alleged use of promotional ideas without permission or, in some cases, payment. In a writ issued at the end of September, Bury St Edmunds-based sp consultancy Don Marketing accuses Shell of repeatedly using ideas put to it speculatively and in confidence. Don cites Shell’s July ’94 “Now Showing” promo and a Nintendo promo in 1993 – the latter the subject of a previous writ served last April and settled out of court by Shell for “a substantial sum”.

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Incentive Today Editorial: SHELL SHOCK

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Incentive Today EDITORIAL

Nov/Dec 1994

SHELL SHOCK

IT HAD TO HAPPEN – although it would be naive to think that it hasn’t happened before because out-of-count settlements have usually kept the quarrel well out of the industry’s gaze. An agency is to sue its client not, as I say, for the first time, but the issue is one that is close to the heart of all marketing consultancies: the agency claims that the client has stolen (let’s not beat about the bush) promotional concepts which were presented by the agency speculatively and confidentially.

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