Alt Legal IP News – Issue #111
Justin Wickersham | October 23, 2018
– A new proposal may require foreign trademark applicants to have a US licensed attorney to file with the USPTO. View the proposal here.
– Chief Justice John Roberts talked trademarks.
– A federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled that annotations to the state’s legal code are “intrinsically public domain material.”
– Empirical data can reveal interesting patterns in the Supreme Court’s docket.
– Kevin Hart settled a trademark dispute over the phrase “Laugh Out Loud.”
– Colin Kaepernick is seeking trademark rights for an image of himself.
– Hailey Baldwin filed a trademark application for “Hailey Bieber.”
Degrees of Enforcement
– Halston is suing Calvin Klein over similar dress designs that Halston alleges are being passed off as “authentic.”
– What is the soft cost of aggressive trademark enforcement?
– NASA is licensing its patent portfolio to try to achieve the widest possible distribution of technology.
Odds and Ends
– One of the world’s best selling drugs, Humira, no longer has patent protection in the EU.
– The widow of John Delorean cannot undo a previous settlement giving up royalties fromBack to the Future.
– If there were a competition for the cutest patent holder, these two brothers might win.
– YouTube’s CEO is urging protests of the EU’s new controversial copyright law.
– Bloomberg previously reported that China was using microchips to steal intellectual property. Apple’s CEO is calling for a retraction of the story.