Alt Legal IP News – Issue # 201
Bri Van Til | August 11, 2020
I’m Just Trolling
– The EFF is urging Congress to step in to reform the patent process, including to reduce patent trolling.
– So-called patent trolls cost inventors tons of money, so dozens of patent holders have submitted a writ of certiorari asking the Supreme Court to consider the role of patent judges.
– A recent trademark application suggests that an electric Corvette may be in the works.
– Christian Dior attempted to bar registry of PRETTY SAVAGE in the UK, arguing its registration would dilute SAUVAGE, but the UKIPO found there would be no likelihood of confusion.
– To learn more about protecting luxury brands and entering into the lucrative fashion IP law industry, join us for our webinar, “Take It to the Runway: Succeeding in Fashion IP Law,” this Thursday at 4 ET.
Hey, That’s Mine!
– Social streaming site Triller is alleging patent infringement by TikTok.
– Former racecar driver turned auto parts manufacturer Steve Saleen is alleging that the government of Rugao in China stole $800 million worth of his IP.
– Make a Wish to feel great about what you do as assistant general counsel.
– This apparel company has a Gap in its IP team.
– Who are you to judge? Perfect. The USPTO is looking for an administrative trademark judge.
– This is the Docusign to get a job as the product legal director.
– Make sure you’re asking all the right questions, collecting all the right information, and storing it in the right places to ensure smooth client communications. Come join us and Andrea Evans for Impeccable Intake on August 27th at 4 ET.
– Have an open role on your team? Send a link to your job listing to email@example.com, and we’ll publish it in our next newsletter.
Odds and Ends
– Hello Kitty has a new job in Japan: educating people about copyright.
– WTR wants to know about your use of trademark services suppliers.
– Do you remember that episode of The Golden Girls where Dorothy’s work gets plagiarized? Read all about it here.
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