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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #282

Bri Van Til | March 29, 2022
2 min read

Copyright Reform

The US Copyright Office has released its final rules for the Copyright Claims Board mandated by the CASE Act.

Does the onslaught of recent lawsuits about the similarity of songs suggest that we need copyright reform?

As the EU works on copyright reform legislation, this author argues that obsolete laws aren’t repealed or reformed to make way for new ones.

Russia and IP

The USPTO has officially terminated engagement with Rospatent, the Eurasian Patent Organization, and the national intellectual property office of Belarus.

If you’re looking for examples of what to say to clients about their Russian IP portfolios, here are examples from Haynes and Boone and Cooley.

Should the war in Ukraine extend to cyber crimes, might cyber insurance refuse to pay?

Those looking to avoid Russian censorship can migrate their online fora to new platforms; that would be fair use.

Pro Bono

The USPTO is looking for volunteers for its new Pro Bono PTAB program.

Earlier this month, INTA hosted its Pro Bono EntreprenHership Clinic to help women business owners connect with attorneys.

Read all about how Howard University’s pro bono program is promoting social justice in IP. To learn how you can promote social justice, check out this recorded webinar.

Professional Concerns

Looking for a new job that will Wisk you away from all your current woes? Consider serving as an IP coordinator for this aircraft company.

Zoom on over to this site to apply to be a senior IP litigation paralegal.

If you needed a license to be IP licensing counsel for this social media company, it’d be so Meta.

This job as head of legal puts the fun in Funnel.

Consider applying to this general counsel job if you have Vital Strategies for succeeding there.

I wrote out a long post about this position as senior counsel, but I’ll just give you the Synopsys: they want 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

This new book by Kimra Major-Morris explains how churches can ensure that they’re complying with copyright rules.

FIFA is looking for volunteers for its onsite brand protection team.

The China National Intellectual Property Administration last year found almost half a million “malicious” trademark applications.

Sting—the pro wrestler, not the musician—has filed a trademark application to protect his face paintCheck out the app here. Do you think he got that name because of how it feels with the paint runs into his eyes?

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