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Alt Legal IP News – Issue #129

Justin Wickersham | March 05, 2019
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Eat It Up

– In-N-Out claims Puma’s new Drive-Thru sneakers infringe on the In-N-Out logo.

– What can Mardi Gras teach us about trademark protection for food?

– What kind of patented tanks may have been involved in the great molasses flood of 1919?

A Bunch of Criminals

– Is it time to provide criminal penalties for patent infringement?

– The US government has been trying to seize a biker gang’s logo for more than a decade, but a judge ruled in favor of the gang.

– Theranos is known for deception and fraud. While the company was never able to release what they promised, they were granted many patents.

I’ll Take That

– People are using fake companies and trademark applications to take over popular Instagram usernames.

– Barstool Sports is offering people money to retract copyright strikes.

– Check out this interesting read on how the Music Modernization Act could impact indigenous tribes.

 Odds and Ends

– Mardi Gras weekend has led to a battle of the mega beers.

– Is Kim Kardashian’s new lawsuit just a distraction?

– Two well-meaning wine projects are disputing the right to use “solidarity.”

– Williams-Sonoma and Amazon are gearing up for a trademark war.

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