Alt Legal IP News – Issue #113
Justin Wickersham | November 06, 2018
People in Power
– Recently, several musicians have voiced their disapproval of politicians using their songs at rallies. Even when they send cease and desists, the musicians can’t always get what they want.
– Amidst talks of restarting trade negotiations, China approved 16 trademark applications, which appear to belong to a White House senior advisor.
– A judge refused to redact “copyright troll” from a ruling issued to a notorious copyright foe.
– Here is an interesting take on the Hollywood streaming wars.
What Once Was
– The celebrity hologram industry is weird, technically and legally.
– MoMaCha is now MaMaCha. Will the change be enough to settle their ongoing dispute with MoMa?
– A notorious patent enforcement entity is shutting down, valuing their patent portfolio at $1.
Odds and Ends
– Is this cannabis trademark application a PR stunt or smart trademark strategy?
– Lego won a copyright infringement lawsuit over their block design in China.