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

Alt Legal IP News – Issue #136

Bri Van Til | April 23, 2019
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On the Younger Side

– While the answer to the headline question may be fairly obvious, this is an interesting in-depth breakdown of the value of a celebrity’s trademark registrations.

– Above the Law conducted a millennial attorney survey. The survey found that “45% of women strongly agree that law firm culture is sexist, compared to 14% of men.”

– Off-White settled a dispute with a children’s store over mini counterfeits.

Have Some Fun

– Soon you’ll be able to paint masterpieces on your iPad.

– Do patent attorneys have more fun?

– Check out the hidden history of the Magic Eye, a popular optical illusion. In Magic Eye’s heydey, the company licensed works to Disney, Looney Tunes, and eye doctors.

See You in Court

– If you still haven’t caught up on the oral arguments from Iancu v. Brunetti, SCOTUS Blog has a good audio summary.

– A photographer is suing Clorox and McGarryBowen for misuse of her “cats on glass” photographs.

– The man behind “Lady Marmalade” filed a $20 million lawsuit against Sony for allegedly buying rights to his songs without his consent and failing to pay out royalties.

 Odds and Ends

– Nike is seeking a trademark registration for the word “footware.”

– Some copyright filters in the EU are automatically taking down copies of the Mueller Report.

– Lawyers are using political grounds to challenge rules requiring payment of dues to their state bars.

– This is an interesting long read on “selfmarks, personal brand identifiers protected as trademarks.

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