Alt Legal IP News – Issue #218
Bri Van Til | December 09, 2020
The Holiday Season Is Here!
– If you’re looking for trademark swag, check out the new Alt Legal Trademarket. More items will be released soon, and all proceeds go to The Playing Field Project, a worthwhile charitable organization!
– If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, here are five Christmas movies in the public domain.
– Law enforcement, social media companies, and the UKIPO have coordinated to create Operation CAROL, an anti-counterfeiting campaign aimed at keeping shoppers safe.
– Not sure what to get for your trademark practitioner friends and colleagues this year? Ninety-six percent of Connect attendees said they’d recommend Connect to a friend. Get two or more tickets for the lowest price available. Use the code “friend-nl” to save!
The Meming of Life
– President Trump is using New York’s anti-SLAPP law to defend against his retweeting of an altered video of two toddler boys.
– A group of hundreds of German artists has demanded that lawmakers there tighten regulations to remove copyright exceptions for memes and mashups.
– YouTube star PewDiePie’s recent recorder rendition of “My Heart Will Go On” has highlighted some significant issues with the DMCA and with the copyright dispute process.
– You wouldn’t approach a trademark application or an office action response without a strategy, and you shouldn’t market your firm without one either. Join Alt Legal and Phil Cox for a session on crafting a business development strategy for 2021.
– The Supreme Court’s decision in the Booking.com case doesn’t mean all dotcom trademarks can be registered. Here’s a rundown of how to get these marks registered now.
– As a corporate attorney for Carhartt, you’d probably coverall sorts of legal issues.
– Look into this viable position as senior counsel at ViacomCBS.
– Philips is looking for IP counsel. If you get the position, you could call yourself the Philips Head of IP.
– Freddie Mac will make you jump, jump to be senior counsel.
– The University of Missouri is looking for an IP attorney. It may sound like misery, but it’s actually quite a lovely place, I assure you!
– 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
– Hip-Hop streaming platform Spinrilla has been found liable for its users’ alleged copyright infringement. Here’s why that matters.
– In case you missed our webinar last week about running a virtual law firm, you can read about it and check out the recording here.