Alt Legal IP News – Issue #147
Bri Van Til | July 18, 2019
The Great Outdoors
– Glowing rocks found on the banks of Lake Superior are creating trademark disputes.
– The historical names of different sites in Yosemite National Park are being restored after a long trademark battle.
– Yeti Coolers has filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement against Yetti Outdoors.
We Like Sports
– A Philadelphia sports bar claims to own “Play Gloria,” a phrase that became a rallying anthem for the St. Louis Blues hockey team.
– A federal appeals court ruled in favor for former baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. in a patent infringement suit.
– How does the success of the Women’s World Cup help brands?
– YouTube is fixing its copyright claim system by requiring copyright owners to provide timestamps of where the alleged infringement occurred.
– Some believe that the creation of a “copyright small claims court” may open the floodgates for abusive copyright trolls.
– A New York district court judge dedicated an entire opinion to determine whether a particular plaintiff’s counsel can be referred to as a “copyright troll.”
Odds and Ends
– “A UCLA professor faces 219 years in prison,” for stealing and selling protected missile technology to China.
– Do patents protect or harm national security?
– Will MySpace and YouTube plays be enough to prove that Katy Perry copied a Christian rapper?