Alt Legal IP News – Issue # 199
Bri Van Til | July 28, 2020
The Clothes You Wear
– Sportswear company Under Armour sued Uncle Martian in China for its confusingly similar logo and emerged victorious: the China’s Supreme People’s Court has affirmed the lower court’s ruling.
– Hanes wants to be the Champion overseas; they’re suing Keds for trademark infringement for using the brand name outside of their previously agreed-to turf.
– Interested in learning more about Fashion IP Law? Join Alt Legal and fashion law experts Joan Davis, Shivani Honwad, Abe Lichy, and Zuzana Simonovska for our webinar, “Take It to the Runway: Succeeding in Fashion IP Law.”
Fake It till You Make It
– The Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-Commerce Act (the SHOP SAFE Act 2020) is currently pending in the House. If passed, how effective will the bill likely prove?
– Police in Shanghai have seized more than $242 million worth of counterfeit goods as part of the Kunlun 2020 operation.
– What risks do counterfeit products pose, and what can we do about them?
– If you’re going to create a confusingly similar product, you would do weld to make sure the packaging is distinctly different as it lessens allegations of intent to deceive.
– Twitter has taken down a version of “Beat It” performed by AI parody singer Weird A.I. Yancovic. Should the parody be protected by fair use?
– There are just four seats remaining for Shivani Honwad’s Roundtable Discussion, “Non-traditional Networking.” Come join us!
– It’s clear that Lucid is looking for junior counsel.
– You’d be a Motley Fool not to apply to be counsel here.
– It’ll be a sunny day indeed if you get a job as associate counsel at Sesame Workshop.
– You can spend all day at a Bar in California and get paid for it!
– Have an open role on your team? Send a link to your job listing to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll publish it in our next newsletter.
Odds and Ends
– It’s official! The Washington Team has a new name; they’re going to call themselves what everyone else has been calling them for years: the Washington Team. At least for now, anyway.
– A Canadian judge urged companies seeking trademark protection to be more like the Hells Angels. Seriously.
– Zoom may fall victim to genericide. Want to learn more about how to protect your company’s or your clients’ brands from genericide? Come hear Josh Jarvis and Velcro’s Tish Berard discuss genericide at Alt Legal Connect! Use the code “newsletter” for a discount!
– Apple has applied for a patent for a product that could turn any surface into a touch interface. That’d make it really easy for people to push your buttons.