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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #265

Bri Van Til | November 16, 2021
2 min read

What Will the Future Hold?

NFTs likely have an exciting future, but they’re fraught with IP complications. To learn more about NFTs and IP, read this article and watch this recorded webinar.

Senator Patrick Leahy, the Chair of Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property who recently introduced the Restoring the America Invents Actwill not run for re-election.

Is print-on-demand service RedBubble guilty of infringement? A jury said no, but a jury in a similar case a few months ago said yes. The issue seems headed to the 9th Circuit.

Adult Entertainment

Pornhub’s use of nudes created by long-dead artists leads to interesting questions about ownership.

A UDRP panelist’s decision to allow a Chinese pornography company to allegedly cybersquat on a site confusingly similar to that of a US engineering firm has some calling for UDRP reform.

Marvel recently announced the launch of its Ironheart television series. Apparently the name Ironheart was originally used in a porn parody. Oops.

Promoting Diversity

Might Kathi Vidal bring new diversity initiatives to the USPTO?

To learn more about the history of suppressing IP ownership by Black Americans and about what you can do to promote diversity at your firm, check out this amazing recorded session from Alt Legal Connect. Use the code “newsletter” for a discount.

The USPTO is hosting a panel to discuss what can be done to promote inclusion of women in IP.

Professional Concerns

Sisun Law is looking for an of-counsel attorney to assist with their growing TTAB practice. If you’re interested, reach out to Scott directly at

Follow this tiny link to apply to be counsel at Bitly.

If you Endeavor to have a really long title like Senior Counsel for Film Studio Business & Legal Affairs, this is the place for you!

I’ll tell you about this job without you even needing to file anything: the USPTO is looking for FOIA counsel.

Have your eyes Aon a new job? Consider serving as an IP valuation associate.

You Rock. Well, go get this job as IP counsel then!

Indeed, this job listing site is looking for IP counsel.

I’m sure working as music counsel for this video game company is a real Riot.

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

Here’s a webinar explaining the changes in China’s new trademark legislation and what it means for owners and practitioners.

Automation, AI, and machine learning are all hot buzz words, but they’re not clear or well defined. What is (and what isn’t) automation when it comes to legal tech?

Publix thinks Pharmapacks’ P logo looks too similar to their own.

Should we enter the metaverse? “Just do it!” said Nike’s counsel: they’re applying for trademarks to sell virtual goods.

There will be no I ♡ Trademarks Newsletter next week because of the holiday. Have a great one!

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