Skip To Content

Start typing and press enter to search

Alt Legal Blog

Your source for news, updates and guidance on all things trademarks and intellectual property.

I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #294

Bri Van Til | June 21, 2022
2 min read


A Michigan judge has ruled that Gibson must face antitrust litigation as a result of its ongoing trademark battle with Heritage. Here’s some background about the issue.

As we mentioned last month, attempts to capitalize on Juneteenth have resulted in trademark applications, marketing campaigns, and PR nightmares. But this this man says he is trying to trademark the term JUNETEENTH to save it.

A closed session hearing has been held in the trademark battle about US Virgin Islands politician John Canegata’s alleged use of the RNC’s trademarks. Canegata is countersuing the RNC for trademark infringement.

Pride Month!

New York County Supreme Court has ruled that Yeshiva University must recognize the YU Pride Alliance, the University’s LGBTIA+ student organization.

If you don’t have a ticket for Alt Legal Connect yet, get your ticket now (and use the code “newsletter” for a discount). For the month of June, we’re donating 25% of all Alt Legal Connect ticket sales to Lambda Legal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to LGBTQIA+ rights.

Here’s a listing of Pride Month fashions from several brands.


A jury has awarded Philip Morris almost $11 million for R.J. Reynolds’s alleged infringement of the company’s vaping patents.

Hewlett Packard Enterprises has been ordered to pay Oracle $30 million for copyright infringement for allegedly providing software updates without permission.

After having its a $1.2 billion patent infringement award against Gilead overturned on appeal, Bristol Myers Squibb is petitioning to have its case heard by the Supreme Court.

Professional Concerns

Block off some time to apply for this position as IP analytics counsel.

If you get this position as assistant general counsel, you’ll be on Pace (University) for a great career!

I bet if you got this job as counsel at this software company, you’d Rocket.

I’m sure this job as attorney advisor for the Department of the Treasury would be great, but I think I’d be a little disappointed that my monthly salary wasn’t paid to me in a shiny treasure chest. Surely I’m not the only one!

If you love your job as VP and senior counsel so much, why don’t you Marriott?

You don’t have to be a quantum physicist to get this patent attorney position being offered on Legility…. Just kidding. You do need that.

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

The USPTO is hoping that its new IPR review process will encourage trust in the PTAB process.

The Copyright Claims Board, a small claims court for copyright claims, is now open. The form to submit claims is here.

According to USPTO CIO Jamie Holcombe, the USPTO’s “agile and innovative” approach is helping the agency adapt to emerging technologies.

Senators are asking the USPTO to change how drug patents are handled.

How does Ukraine’s prohibition of Russian iconography affect trademarks containing those symbols?

Switching is easy with free data migration

Request a Demoor sign up for a free trial

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.