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Alt Legal IP News – Issue #235

Bri Van Til | April 14, 2021
2 min read

Think Globally

Taiwanese lawmakers last week passed amendments to, among other things, ensure that playing music in parks will no longer be considered copyright infringement.

Next week, the European Parliament will vote on a draft resolution requiring pirated sports broadcasts to be removed within 30 minutes of the event starting.

China is shifting its patent reward system to incentivize high-value patent filings with better protection.

Domain Thing About It…

What are the limitations on “constructive notice” when it comes to UDRP proceedings?

A judge has found France immune from a trademark infringement claim in the United States, even though an American has registered the domain name and secured a trademark for FRANCE.COM.

Check out this webinar about mitigating domain name abuse.

Is typosquatting a form of trademark infringement? What can be done about it?

Here’s a brief overview of the state of dotcom trademarks

POSTal Service

What practices should companies avoid when it comes to hashtags? For more about social media trademarks, make sure to check out this past Alt Legal webinar.

Khloe Kardashian is using copyright to try to get an unfiltered photo of herself removed from social media.

A recent patent suggests that Microsoft might be moving into social media. Beyond LinkedIn, I guess?

Professional Concerns

Know anyone looking to be legal counsel? Dell them about this position with a computer company.

If you’re ready to go big time on the little screen, HBO is looking for senior counsel.

Looking to go the distance? Consider serving as senior IP counsel for Marathon.

What if someone who wants to be assistant GC at The New School has an old-school approach? Do the two cancel each other out? Does it just become The School then?

If you’re unsure whether to apply as a legal affairs manager for this kids’ media company, GoNoodle on it for a while.

What rating would you give this senior counsel position at the ESRB?

Munck Wilson—which is a law firm, not a monastic leader—is looking for a trademark paralegal.

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

If you missed our great webinar last week about planning ahead for a law firm crisis, make sure to watch the recording.

What does the recent dispute over Andy Warhol’s use of a photo of Prince tell us about the competing doctrines of fair use and fare to use? And no, I can’t take credit for that one. Relatedly, where are the lines between parody and trademark infringement?

This study found that young adults like to hear their brands.

Nike and MSCHF have reached a settlement in the Satan shoes suit. You might say they made a hell of a deal. As always, though, the devil is in the details.

As my team’s resident English nerd, I often joke that my job is to put the commas where they go, so this headline made me a little smug. Punctuation is important. New patents don’t comma round often enough to avoid being punctilious with the punctuation.

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