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Alt Legal IP News – Issue #117

Bri Van Til | December 04, 2018
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Law Making

– 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.

The Experts

– 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.

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