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Alt Legal IP News – Issue #107

Bri Van Til | September 25, 2018
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Nobody Knows

– A bizarre trademark lawsuit over an “Ultra” trademark registration no one owned is likely heading to trial.

– Nursing home movie nights may be a copyright liability.

– Why did this Israeli author release a book of works by women without their consent?

Kanye, Games, and Vegetables

– Kanye may soon be coming to a screen near you.

– Katamari Damancy, a game where your character rolls around forming clumps, may be making a comeback.

– Check out the untold story of the OXO vegetable peeler, “one of the great icons of 20th-century industrial design.”

Science Lesson

– The CRISPR patent fight may have changed the course of biology.

-This is a fascinating look at what 13,000 patents involving the DNA of sea life can tell us.

– The UN is fighting to make rapid progress in health crises, but intellectual property law reform may be necessary to do so.

 Odds and Ends

– Last week the Senate unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act. Here is a recap of what it does.

– Papa John’s filed several trademark applications for a potential, very subtle name change.

– A photographer is suing Netflix for allegedly using his storm photo in Stranger Things.

– Are all US patent claims invalid?

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