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Alt Legal IP News – Issue #233

Bri Van Til | March 30, 2021
2 min read

Putting the Fun in Non-Fungible Tokens

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have been dominating the headlines lately. Check out this Alt Legal guest blog post where Moish Peltz explains what the craze means for trademark law.

For a primer on what NFTs are, check out this bit from Saturday Night Live.

What are the legal risks associated with NFTs?

Lindsay Lohan has created an NFT auction for her latest single, “Lullaby,” and some argue that NFTs could transform the music industry.

How Great Thou Art

In case you can’t get enough NFT information, here’s an article about NFTs for art.

The Paris Court of Appeals has found American artist Jeff Koons guilty of copyright infringement for his Banality sculpture series.

A photographer is suing the Andy Warhol Foundation for copyright infringement. The 2nd Circuit found that the work wasn’t fair use and remanded the case back to the district court.

Did you know that Houdini registered copyrights for three of his famous illusions?

Blame It on the Alcohol

Anheuser-Busch and Patagonia have reached an agreement about their trademark dispute. Do you think they can be buds again?

Delicato is suing Vina Concha Y Toro for trademark infringement, alleging confusingly similar trade dress.

Bottega won a trademark infringement suit against Ca’ di Rajo for the similarity of the brands’ shiny pink and gold bottles.

Professional Concerns

If you know someone looking to be a senior director and IP counsel, this might Stryker as a good opportunity.

All signs point to Chevron‘s IP counsel opening as a good one.

Does your current job leave you feeling SAPped? Consider applying to be senior legal counsel for this software company.

If you get a job as associate counsel at this IP boutique, you can Lord it over your current colleagues.

When ranking your top job prospects, consider including this position for corporate counsel at U.S. News & World Report.

The list of reasons to be technology counsel at Olympus is mounting.

Whether you want to be counsel for General Motors or IP counsel for General Electric, these are some positions to consider in general.

The US Copyright Office is looking for officers for the Copyright Claims Board.

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

You know what they say: if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Read here about how to create a crisis plan for your firm, and don’t forget to join our webinar next month, where PR whiz Gina Rubel will explain how to ensure crises don’t destroy everything you’ve worked to build.

Several months after the famous USPTO v. case, what does the precedent mean for dotcom trademark registrations?

“LEGO my patent,” said the Danish toy manufacturer. Okay, they didn’t really say that. But in my head, they did.

Here’s a handy list of changes to international trademark laws.

Yahoo has patented a search tool that allows you to search for domains and trademarks at once.

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