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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #277

Bri Van Til | February 22, 2022
2 min read

The Latest in Tech

Check out this article to get the DAO-low about Decentralized Autonomous Organizations.

Reese Witherspoon’s media company, aptly named Hello Sunshine, is planning on partnering with an NFT company to produce media and educational content.

A lot of brands are getting into NFTs, but what is the Netaverse?

Is it unconstitutional to require that content creators be human to qualify for copyrights? Nah, says the Copyright Office.

Don’t get me wrong: I love manual transmissions. I go out of my way to buy cars that have them. But does it make sense to have a manual transmission in a car without gears?

Let’s Do Something!

Don’t forget to join us on Thursday for this live rebroadcast of the amazing “IP Matters: Practical ways that IP lawyers can advance social justice” session from Alt Legal Connect featuring a live Q&A. The webinar qualifies for elimination of bias credit in California.

UIC John Marshall Law is hosting a free CLE event about music copyright infringement next month.

If you missed our webinar last week about making the most of Alt Legal’s §2(d) Trademark Watch, check out the recording here. And if you want to know how to get §2(d) watch for your firm, email

This Detroit conference in May focuses on IP in the auto industry.

We still have early-bird tickets on sale for Alt Legal Connect next February. Join us for this amazing virtual conference (with in-person add-ons if the pandemic cooperates).

Music to My Ears

Is the TTAB biased because they refused to cancel Apple’s entertainment services trademark?

Country singer Dwight Yoakam and Warner Music have reached an agreement about his copyright termination for his first album.

Music group Heavy Young Heathens is upset that figure skaters Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier allegedly used their song “House of the Rising Sun” during a routine at the Olympics; the group is suing the skaters and NBC.

Professional Concerns

Under Armour—which really should be a deodorant company—is looking for a lead IP paralegal.

If you’re all like, “I don’t know if I want Estée (Lauder) at my current job,” maybe you should apply to be assistant trademark counsel for this cosmetics company instead.

I’ve never Meta brands and marketing paralegal I didn’t like!

Aristocrat is looking for trademark counsel. Is the whole team made up of Aristocrats? Or do you think they have Plebeians as well?

Find your way to your professional home as product counsel for Zillow.

Some unnamed Fortune 100 company is looking for assistant IP counsel. I think they’d be fortunate to have you!

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

Who’s likely to be President Biden’s pick for the Supreme Court vacancy? This author thinks he has it figured out!

You know I’m a sucker for a good pun. Check out this article if you are, too. Also, there might be good stuff in it about trademark infringement and irreparable harm.

As an educator, I’m sure I had my share of plagiarism nightmares, but none like the one described in this article.

Are NFTs worthless?

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