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Alt Legal IP News – Issue #219

Bri Van Til | December 16, 2020
2 min read

Resources for You

– Wondering what to get for your lawyer friends and family this holiday season? Check out this great guide!

Here’s an explanation of how to file a DMCA takedown.

– In case you missed the announcement at Alt Legal Connect, we have created a trademark paralegal course. The first three sections are currently available. Oh, and it’s free, by the way. Enjoy!

– McGuire Woods has put together a video series to help marketers and lawyers speak the same language. I hope it can teach you all how to speak pun so that we can communicate well!

– Whether you’ve been thriving this year or just getting by, make 2021 your best business development year ever. Join Alt Legal and Phil Cox for a webinar about crafting a business development strategy for 2021.

COVID-19 Vaccines

– Many countries and NGOs have urged pharmaceutical companies and the WTO to waive IP rights for coronavirus vaccines.

The WTO this week opted to punt the decision, though.

– Will the big pharma companies rake in killer profits from the vaccine? And who financed the vaccines currently in review and production, anyway?

Keeping the vaccine and its IP safe has proven to be a challenge.


– Singer and songwriter Lee Greenwood attempted to trademark “God Bless the USA.” Unsurprisingly, the effort failed.

An adult toy company sent a cease and desist over the term “Enby”—the spelling of the abbreviation for non-binary—despite having been refused trademark registration for the term twice.

Professional Concerns

– The University of the Incarnate Word is looking for associate counsel. They want someone lively, it seems.

The Broad Institute has an opening for senior IP counsel, which is a rather narrow category, I guess.

– You could spend your Workday as assistant general counsel here.

– This is not Affirm; it’s a company, and they’re looking for deputy general counsel.

– Would you be HP to be legal counsel here?

– Have an open role on your team? Send a link to your job listing to, and we’ll publish it in our next newsletter.

Odds and Ends

– This article about copyrights and technical diagrams is really where it’s at.

What sorts of legal protection does traditional knowledge have? What should it have?

– Bob Dylan has sold the rights to his music catalogue, and this author says that tells us a lot about the present and the future of the music industry.

– We talk about copyright fair use often, but what about fair use of trademarks?

Does the craft beer industry have an IP theft problem? To learn more about trademarks in the craft beer space, check out this recorded webinar. You malt love it!

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