Alt Legal IP News – Issue #117
Justin Wickersham | December 04, 2018
– A UK intellectual property minister resigned, citing Brexit.
– Canada’s new trademark laws will go into effect on June 17, 2019.
– Uncle Sam might not have any rights under the Copyright Act.
– Google, Amazon, and others are heading to Capitol Hill to discuss patent eligibility.
Don’t Do That
– Nine people are facing charges for stealing Samsung’s intellectual property.
– Stephen Colbert suggests the President “lawyer up.”
– Jay Z has asked a court to halt arbitration in an ongoing trademark infringement case due to lack of diversity amongst the arbitrators.
– How does copyright affect creativity?
– A Los Angeles jury handed down a flawed trademark verdict.
– How will cannabis claims hold up in patent litigation?
Odds and Ends
– Instagram users are building their brands on other peoples’ intellectual property.
– Did you know Hakuna Matata is a registered trademark?
– The Supreme Court will not hear TVEyes’ appeal, which may be problematic for researchers and critics.
– The number of foreign filers of US trademark applications is surging.