Alt Legal IP News – Issue #133
Justin Wickersham | April 02, 2019
– Cardi B may face some drag queen opposition while trying to register “okurrr” as a trademark.
– Warner Bros’ trademark application for a Harry Potter quote was denied.
– Olivia Jade, one of the children involved in the college admission scandal, received an office action for poor punctuation in her trademark application.
Cutting Edge Technology
– Technology is reshaping the cannabis industry.
– 3D printing has created unique problems for intellectual property owners and potential infringers.
– In honor of March Madness, these are some of basketball’s famous patents.
Play the Hits
– Here is a brief history of copying in songs, starting in 1722.
– After the “Blurred Lines” litigation, some songwriters are nervous about creating new music.
– Ariana Grande signed away 90% of the songwriting royalties for one of her recent singles.
Odds and Ends
– Dum-Dums won a victory over a lollipop rival with confusingly similar packaging.
– The Supreme Court will not review the case involving the Nike “Jumpman” logo.
– 13 members of the European Parliament may have incorrectly cast votes on the controversial Copyright Directive.