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Donovan’s beef with Shell on-line

Donovan is alleging a breach of confidence and breach of contract and has also filed a separate writ for libel. He is talking of "multi-million pound" damages.

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Daily Telegraph: Donovan’s beef with Shell on-line

Daily Telegraph 11 June 1998

Donovan’s beef with Shell on-line

HIGH court writs have been filed against Shell UK by independent marketing man John Donovan. Through his company, Don Marketing, he claims that in 1989 he was the brains behind Shell’s Smart Card scheme.

Donovan is alleging a breach of confidence and breach of contract and has also filed a separate writ for libel. He is talking of “multi-million pound” damages.

Suffolk-based Donovan is publicising his gripes on two elaborate and colourful internet websites, don-marketing. com and shell-shareholders.org. He has also decided to book adverts in the marketing press. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

The issue of a writ by Don Marketing against Shell

Promotion & Incentives Magazine June 1998: Page 35

SPECIAL REPORT: CONFIDENTIALITY

Safe ideas

Philip Circus explains how to protect the parts of your work that copyright doesn’t reach

The issue of a writ by Don Marketing against Shell has, once again, thrown up the issue of promotional ideas and how they can be protected. Usually, the issue arises when an agency claims that a client or potential client has used, but not paid for, their idea.

The problem is that protecting pro­motional ideas and concepts is more difficult than protecting the tangible work which flows from that idea or concept. Actual artwork and copy is subject to copyright protection. read more

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

Loyalty Magazine: Shell Smart copyright battle gets nastier

DM has had a business relationship with Shell stretching back almost two decades and has been responsible for many of Shell's most successful promotions, both in the UK and overseas, including the Make Money game in the UK, Ireland and Singapore.

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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