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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #263

Bri Van Til | November 02, 2021
2 min read


NBA star Terry Rozier (AKA Scary Terry) was found not to have infringed the Wailer copyright famously featured in the Scream movies.

In case you’re worried, these patents will probably keep us safe from the zombie apocalypse.

The screenwriter of Friday the 13th has successfully recovered his copyright.

Check out this extended metaphor about the “costumes” an in-house IP department might wear and what they mean for the company.

In Conflict

Hepp v. Facebook, involving the Communications Decency Act, the DMCA, and right of publicity, has caused a circuit split.

This case about social media embedding puts the Second and Ninth Circuits’ rulings in conflict.

Just so you know, there’d be a conflict if you wanted to testify at a trial where you’re counsel.

If the Counterfeits, Wear It?

China has cracked down on counterfeiters, issuing prison sentences for those found guilty of selling luxury goods and shoe polish.

The EUIPO has created a new portal to help brand owners protect their brands on online retail sites. You can access it here.

Infamous company MSCHF is up to some; they’re selling both forged and real Warhol art.

Professional Concerns

In case you didn’t Spotify this listing for IP counsel, I thought I’d tell you about it.

This position as senior copyright paralegal for Salesforce doesn’t seem to require any sales, and nobody’s going to force you to do it, either, so consider it!

This. Is. Sparta(n). They. Want. Counsel.

If you’re in the Mood for a new job, maybe you should apply to be general counsel for this media company.

Maybe you should invest your time in applying to be an attorney at Bank of America.

Find some new buds at Anheuser-Busch; they’re looking for associate IP 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

Tell us your questions about searching TESS, and we’ll try to get them answered for you!

What are the limitations of the Madrid System in Africa?

In case you’re curious, no, Pfizer didn’t file a patent application for tracing people who’d gotten their vaccines. That foil hat is really fashionable, though, so feel free to keep wearing it.

President Biden intends to nominate Winston & Strawn’s Kathi Vidal to direct the USPTO.

From free food to casual dress codes to game breaks, law firms are trying anything to get attorneys to come back into the office.

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