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Your source for news, updates and guidance on all things trademarks and intellectual property.

Alt Legal IP News – Issue #232

Bri Van Til | March 24, 2021
2 min read


How might a change in USPTO leadership affect drug prices?

In response to allegations of mass fraud on the trademark register, the USPTO may start verifying identification.

Hollywood wants changes in copyright law.

Pacific Solutions

CNIPA—China’s IP office—has set up a blacklist complaint procedure where rights owners can report bad-faith trademark applications.

South Korea has made some changes to its trademark policies.

Curious about how the Supreme People’s Court in China has applied punitive damages in IP infringement cases? Check out their report about it.

Huawei recently hosted a 2-hour broadcast, “Innovation and Intellectual Property Prospects in 2021 and Beyond.” They also announced they’d charge royalties for use of their 5G patents.

Big Bucks

Apple has been ordered to pay over $300 million for patent infringement.

Should you charge for consultations? Check out this video for a discussion or listen to our previous webinar recording to decide for yourself.

DISH Network is suing IPTV provider ChintramTV for $31 million for copyright infringement.

Professional Concerns

Does your current job suck? Consider serving as general counsel for Dyson.

It’s hip to be Square‘s product counsel.

Thinking about being corporate counsel at Starbucks? Give it a shot.

If your job prospects have gone flat, consider applying to be trademark counsel at Coca-Cola.

Looking to turn the Paige on your career? Consider being associate counsel for this diagnostic company.

I’m not toying with you when I say Mattel is looking for senior counsel.

Cruise on over to Royal Caribbean‘s site to apply to be general counsel.

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

The unexpected is just that, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for it. Come to our webinar next month to learn how to prepare for a crisis before it’s too late.

World Trademark Review wants your input about operational management.

Check out this IPO webinar about allyship and how that promotes diversity and inclusion.

The Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal is hosting a trademark symposium tomorrow with free CLE credit.

Check out this webinar hosted by Gravity Legal to learn about how to use Zapier to automate tasks.

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