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Your source for news, updates and guidance on all things trademarks and intellectual property.

Alt Legal IP News – Issue #134

Bri Van Til | April 09, 2019
< 1 min read

RIP

– Is the end of the patent troll near?

– Reddit’s piracy subreddit has been plagued with copyright complaints, so Reddit is taking the nuclear option.

– In niche patent news, two companies are disputing rights to a casket liner.

Entrepreneurs

– El Chapo’s wife and daughter are getting into fashion and trading on El Chapo’s notoriety.

– A 12-year-old slime maker has doubled her following while battling Viacom in a trademark dispute.

– The USPTO director is reaching out to all types of inventors, even kindergarteners.

Artists

– Thunderpussy is anxiously awaiting Supreme Court oral arguments happening on April 15th.

– Mercedes Benz is suing several mural artists for the right to use the murals in ads.

– Does this 2 Chainz song sound like copyright infringement to you?

– Ariana Grande wants all photographers at her shows to give her the copyrights to their work.

 Odds and Ends

– A California judge is allowing MoviePass to pursue a case against a rival subscription service for patent infringement.

– The group behind the Women’s March has stopped pursuing a trademark registration for their name.

– Boston may be a target of intellectual property espionage.

– This Apple ad poses the question: why aren’t pizza boxes round? Maybe because Apple has the patent.

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