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Alt Legal IP News – Issue #127

Bri Van Til | February 19, 2019
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Trending Topics

– An artist is suing Ariana Grande for copyright infringement of one of his artworks in the music video for “God is a Woman.”

– The Kardashians are already planning their children’s empires.

– The Copyright Office will not grant protection to the Carlton dance. The dance is part of ongoing litigation against the creators of Fortnite.

Sweeties

– A former Coca-Cola employee has been charged with attempted theft of trade secrets valued at almost $120 million.

– Capri Sun is claiming a competitor’s drink packaging infringes on Capri Sun’s protected pouch container.

– Thanks to the Cadbury brothers’ failure to seek IP protection in 1868, the heart-shaped chocolate box was born.

Around the World

– Japan will likely make all copyright infringement a criminal offense.

– What is a “legal fake” brand, and how does it continue to exist?

– A Birmingham man’s dispute with the USPS over a system for processing undeliverable mail is heading to the Supreme Court.

 Odds and Ends

– R.E.M. successfully used copyright to get one of the President’s tweets removed.

– A brand wants to register a green sole as a trademark and is using Louboutin’s drawings to try to do so.

– UPS is suing several cannabis delivery companies for trademark infringement.

– Many women contributed to science but were buried in the footnotes.

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