This blog is mainly about intellectual property (IP) contracts. We wanted to find a name for the blog that was distinctive yet not too silly or misleading. IPContracts seemed a bit dull. GossIP was a candidate, but was rejected, partly because of the number of gossip-related blogs, as were quIP (or e-quIP), drIPfeed, and various other names that seemed good at first.
IP Draughts is original, distinctive (we think) and has some relevance to our intended subject-matter. Draught (also spelt “draft”) has multiple meanings, most of which relate in some way to drawing, including:
- contract drafting (okay, this is the more usual spelling, even in UK English)
- draughtsman, eg someone who does technical drawing
- draught beer, better than that keg stuff
- the game of draughts (also known as checkers); less taxing on the brain than chess (by the way, we will continue to put detailed commentary on legal subjects on the Anderson & Company website)
- draught horses, used to pulling heavy loads
- draughts, ie currents of air
Some or all of these meanings could be relevant, but the acid test is “does the name work for you?” Please let us know via comments.