Alt Legal IP News – Issue #254
Bri Van Til | August 24, 2021
Make It Rain!
Sometimes clients don’t pay their bills. Or they don’t pay them in a timely fashion. Come to this Alt Legal Connect workshop to build your own system for ensuring natural collection. If you don’t have your Connect ticket yet, get one now before prices go up next week! Use the code “newsletter” for a discount.
Here’s a guide about how to set up your billing so that you get paid faster.
Apparently “all the expenses” doesn’t always mean all the expenses; it can exclude expert witness expenses.
You often have to spend money to make money, but where is the best place to spend your marketing dollars? Come to this Alt Legal Connect session to find out!
Yep, That’s My Domain
UDRP issues are occasionally more complicated than they seem to be at first site.
The overlap between trademarks and domain names is significant; read all about some best practices for domain protection here.
Attorneys are warning brand owners to beware of domain name solicitation fraud.
Sometimes protecting a client’s mark is easiest when you can determine who owns a website. Come to this Alt Legal Connect workshop to learn about how to discover this information.
How should you explain to clients what their specimens should look like, and what should you do if they send you an altered one? Come to this Alt Legal Connect workshop to learn and practice.
A photographer is suing an oral health care provider for allegedly using her altered images of babies with teeth in his advertising. It’s pretty creepy, really (the photo, not the infringement).
Chinese courts have found a company guilty of trademark infringement for repackaging Ferrero Rocher chocolate into smaller packages and selling them at higher prices.
I wonder if part of the application process for this assistant GC position is a group/panel interview where you have the whole Room to Read.
For this one, you don’t have to read the whole room; you just have to Reed Smith to be an IP associate.
Do you think Moody’s was so named because the founder was super grumpy? If so, it might be a tough place to be counsel. But maybe it was started by that character from Harry Potter.
Olaplex, which is a haircare company, not a wrestling move, is looking for an IP director.
I heard that Audible is looking for counsel.
Apply to be esports counsel at this video game company; it’ll be a Riot.
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
The Internet Archive is asking publishers for sales data because they believe it’d show that the Digital Library is not hurting sales.
Read all about TPAC’s Q2 meeting, including what the USPTO has to say about the recent surge in applications.
Buying ads for a competitor’s name can increase sales. It can also lead to trademark infringement lawsuits, particularly if the site is alleged to be confusingly similar.
In response to the recent case where an officer played a Taylor Swift song to avoid having his encounter posted on social media, Alameda County officials have issued a policy against the practice, stating in part: “Copyrighted work shall not be used in a manner as to limit the public’s ability to exercise their First Amendment rights.”