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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #268

Bri Van Til | December 14, 2021
2 min read

At the USPTO

Does the Lanham Act violate the First Amendment of the Constitution?

Bringing a case before the TTAB does not bar trademark infringement suits in federal courts or preclude monetary or injunctive relief.

Here’s an overview of WTR’s interview with David Gooder about the state of the USPTO, the trademark application surge, and more.

Hard copies of patent and trademark certificates are likely on their way out the door.

The USPTO has terminated over 15,000 allegedly fraudulent trademark applications filed by one Chinese company.


There were rumors that Peloton might sue HBO for the network’s depiction of Peloton in the Sex and the City reboot, but commentators are praising the company’s response.

Pop artist Jeff Koons is being sued for copyright infringement for allegedly using another artist’s sculpture in his artwork.

Malibu Media—producer of content rated ARRRRRR—accused a man of piracy, refused to hand over the booty, and is now in rough waters.

From Your Friends at Alt Legal

If you missed our webinar about how the TMA will impact your practice, check out the recording here.

Here are explanations of the new procedures for expungementreexamination, and letters of protest (with practical tips here and an explanation of evidence here).

We are looking to put together a series where practitioners discuss their challenging office actions and the responses that helped them overcome them. We’d love to hear from you! If you want to contribute,  fill out this form.

You can find here an explanation of the biggest and most exciting features and updates we’ve made to Alt Legal this year.

Wondering what to get for the IP lovers on your gift list? Check out this awesome holiday guide, including gear from the Trademarket (where all proceeds go to a great cause).

Professional Concerns

If something has upset your Applecart, consider applying to be general counsel for this marketing tech company.

Feeling like a Canary in a coal mine at your current position? Maybe you should head the legal team at this tech startup.

Interested in driving matters into court? Mazda is looking for corporate counsel.

Hey Einstein, this medical college is looking for assistant counsel.

Make a DoorDash over to this this site to apply to be product and regulatory counsel. I’ve heard the company really delivers.

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

Should access to PACER be free and freely available?

If you have something to say about policy changes to SEPs, license agreements, and F/RAND, submit your comments soon.

Look who just passed California’s First-Year Law Students’ Examination.

The Warhol Foundation wants the Supreme Court to rule on the copyright infringement case regarding depictions of Prince.

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