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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #267

Bri Van Til | December 07, 2021
2 min read

IP Policy around the World

China has new language about malicious trademark applications in Guidelines for Trademark Examination and Trial (China’s version of the TMEP).

The UAE just passed sweeping legal reforms, including for IP.

Read about the most significant changes in Singapore’s new Copyright Act.

Here’s an overview of important patent and trademark office updates from around the world.

TMA Month Is Finally Here!

Don’t forget to join us for our webinar on Thursday to learn all about the final rules for the TMA.

Here’s a brief summary of the expungement and reexamination processes.

You can start filing expungement and reexamination challenges in less than two weeks!

Punny Titles

That’s right: all the articles in this section just have lovely puns in their titles. You’re welcome, friends!

Will the Server Rule save this media group from a copyright infringement judgment?

Check out this alternate name for the USPTO’s expungement and reexamination proceedings.

A real punster was active in writing the title for this article about a sportswear brand battle.

The question of whether and when to rebrand can be heavy, doc.

Professional Concerns

GEe, maybe you should consider serving as senior commercial counsel for this electronics company.

If you get this position as international spectrum policy manager at SpaceX, do you think you’d get to work with space cases?

Want to work as principal legal counsel at this IT consulting company? If so, I’ll get you some Infosys (or bro or sibling).

If you’re all like, “Volpe, I guess I should get a new job,” consider being a telecommunications IP attorney for this firm.

Head on over to this site to apply to be a senior corporate paralegal for Cerebral.

This would be a Logikcull place to work as corporate 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

Toyota wants other car manufacturers to start making hydrogen fuel cell cars, so they’re offering their tech royalty-free to make that happen.

Here’s a handy rundown of copyright case law in the past few years.

We want to hear about your experiences overcoming particularly challenging office actions. Email Saryn Koche ( if you’re interested in sharing your experience on our blog.

How did IP impact the Playstation? Check out this interactive site to find out.

Can copyright protect people from cyber bullying and revenge porn?

The USPTO is employing McGruff the Crime Dog to take a bite out of counterfeiting.

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