Lame_Wolf - 10:22 pm on Nov 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
Have you thought about trademarking your brand, or better still, have a registered trademark. Then you could put ™ or ® in your cotent. Maybe this is something that Google picks up on.
Obviously most of these involve expense but if Google's intention is to only have professionally produced sites in their listings then it may be unavoidable, but then every business needs investment and perhaps the day of the amateur is over.
And for inbound links, use words like "visit the official..." or "Original Source" etc.
Just an idea.