Alt Legal IP News – Issue #129
Justin Wickersham | March 05, 2019
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.