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Alt Legal IP News – Issue #132

Justin Wickersham | March 26, 2019
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The Wide World of Sports

– Spanish soccer club Valencia is being targeted by DC Comics, who claims their club logo for being too similar to the Batman symbol.

– Could the city of Baltimore forcefully acquire Preakness trademarks to keep the famous horse race in the city?

– March Madness is more than just brackets; the NCAA has more than two dozen trademarks related to the month-long basketball tournament.

Bon Appetit

– A strawberry breeder who was found to have committed willful patent infringement in 2017 is in another legal jam after being sued in a second strawberry-related case.

– Food providers and companies are using blockchain technology to prevent the distribution of counterfeit olive oils, whiskeys, and other food products.

– Herbalists are asking the courts to determine who has the right to sell fire cider and to use the term “fire cider.”

Crime and Punishment

– A startup company that was once at the center of an investment fraud investigation has changed its name and is focusing on enforcing its large patent portfolio.

– Tesla has filed a lawsuit against a former engineer for stealing data and taking it to a Chinese autonomous-vehicle company.

– Intellectual property theft is becoming a worldwide problem.

Odds and Ends

– Alt Legal is going to California! Check out some of the networking events and happy hours we will be hosting next week!

– Cardi B has filed a trademark application to register her signature phrase “OKURRR.”

– If you take a picture of the new Hudson Yards Vessel in New York, you agree to hand over the picture’s copyright to the building’s owners.

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