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Online financial brands &#39left unprotected&#39

Financial services companies are not protecting their online brands from

risks such as copyright infringement, according to new research from patent

and trade marks attorney Marks & Clarks.

Its survey of 203 company directors around the UK found that only 44 per

cent of financial services providers monitor online threats to their

business, despite 92 per cent saying it is important to safeguard brands on

the internet. Only half of companies register trademarks such as domain

names.

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