Alt Legal IP News – Issue #219
Bri Van Til | December 16, 2020
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.
– 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.
– 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!