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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #260

Bri Van Til | October 12, 2021
2 min read

What to Do

What are the fundamental differences between US and UK trademarks? Join us for this webinar on Thursday to hear all about them!

Patent folks: this webinar seeks to answer whether AI is coming for your job.

If the robots aren’t coming for your job, what is the future of patent prosecution? Attend this webinar to find out.

To find out what resources are available for the Hispanic innovation community, check out this USPTO webinar.

That’s Appealing

The Third Circuit has found that TTAB cancellation proceedings do not preclude federal district court trademark infringement lawsuits.

The Supreme Court isn’t going to hear an appeal about piracy, porn, and honeypots. Maybe I should submit that as the title for a new Netflix show.

TTAB would like to remind you that “reckless disregard” for the truth is fraud. So, like, regard the truth, people!

The Second Circuit has ruled that the creator of the Friday the 13th screenplay could reclaim it.

I’m Your Number One Fan

Sports fans: March Madness isn’t just for men anymore!

It’s unclear whether a cease and desist is the reason for the removal of merchandise referencing SWIFTIES (Taylor Swift fans) from the Democratic Party of Virginia’s website.

The fight over legal rights to Phillie Phanatic might be drawing to an end.

Github has removed Grand Theft Auto fan projects after receiving DMCA takedown requests.

Walmart has signed a license agreement to start selling Netflix merch. You might say it’s a money heist, but I’ve definitely heard of stranger things.

Professional Concerns

If you Endeavor to find a new job, consider serving as senior counsel for this entertainment company.

I wonder if Plaid would penalize you if you showed up for your IP counsel job interview there wearing pinstripes. Or checkers. Or houndstooth.

You can’t just rush into this job as securities counsel: you have to Planet.

Have you been barking up the wrong tree? If you’re Sequoia current job, be commercial counsel here instead.

If you don’t like your current Boss, try working as junior IP counsel for this one instead.

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

Does trade secret law encourage lying?

A judge has ruled that website security company Cloudflare is not responsible for its clients’ copyright infringement.

Attorneys are calling attention to the need for trans rights in their workplace and beyond.

Facebook has banned a user who created an extension that allowed users to unfollow everyone and everything in their news feeds.


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