(Gawkwire) – BizCloud® is holding a photo contest to increase awareness of the picturesque clouds all around us. ZipBusiness Doing Business As (DBA) BizCloud® since 2008 (the "Company"), announced today that the mark "BizCloud" has now been a registered trademark for over a year under the US Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO). The mark was entered into the "principal register" of trademarks at the USPTO on Jan 25, 2011. To mark the anniversary of the occasion BizCloud® has announced a photo contest with cash prizes of up to $500 dollars for the most spectacular photos of clouds.

The mark "BizCloud" consists of standard characters without claim to any particular font, style, size, or color. It is protected in the corresponding plural and singular forms as well as any capitalizations.

The Company created the novel word "BizCloud(R)" in 2008. “BizCloud” has been defined as the type of cloud computing that is designed to meet the needs of business community. BizCloud trademark is distinguished and particularly unique mark since it is a combination of two words in the English language "business" and "cloud", "cloud" referring to the concept of "cloud-computing". Hence the origin of the term refers to Business Cloud computing or “BizCloud®” Computing.

In the US, trademark rights are based on first use. BizCloud® has been using its mark under the class 9, 38 and 42 in addition to class 35 of US Patent and Trademark Office. BizCloud® has been in operation providing cloud computing products and services for over 5 years.

BizCloud acquired the rights to use the “BizCloud®” brand under its first use for cloud computing services and its registration a year ago with the USPTO confirmed it first use for this purpose. Since its inception BizCloud® has been providing cloud computing technology services.

The Contest Details:

The top prize is $500; second place will win $100 dollars. In addition to the top prizes, submissions chosen for BizCloud® website may receive payment for their work. As such, all submissions will become property BizCloud®, and they will be featured on BizCloud® website and other media outlets. The judging panel will based on a mix of BizCloud current employees and marketing partners. Photo submissions will be accepted through June 30th, 2012 to allow for a variety of seasonal shots.

Submit photos of clouds in the highest resolution possible, to BizCloud Photo Contest Public Flicker Group Page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bizcloud-contest/

Photos must have a reference to BizCloud® on the image.

Name and contact Information of the photographer must be included in the comment sections.

Photos must be recently taken, although it is not required that they are taken during the period of the contest.

Photos must feature some clouds. Each participant may upload up to 5 images.

Photos from all seasons are encouraged as they may be chosen for the BizCloud website or social media pages.

Any photo submissions are the responsibility of the end user. Participants must ensure that they have proper rights and authority for the image prior uploading photos to BizCloud Photo Contest Group on Flicker. http://www.flickr.com/groups/bizcloud-contest/ If a photo is selected, the participant will be required to provide a release for each individual in the photograph.

Photos must be offered under a Creative Commons Attribute License. See "http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

About BizCloud®:

Based in San Francisco, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, BizCloud® (http://bizcloud.net) is focused on technology and cloud innovations to assist businesses. BizCloud has mastered the art of integrated delivery alliances of cloud computing infrastructure, BPM platforms, business applications and service delivery organizations to deliver large inclusive customer outcomes for business owners. These Cloud Integrated delivery alliances cover Sales, Marketing, Operations and Engineering solutions customized to individual business needs. Bizcloud utilizes the best breed of cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) products allowing us to pass the savings on to our clients.


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