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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #305

Bri Van Til | September 06, 2022
2 min read

Events on the Horizon

The USPTO and CNIPA are hosting a webinar Thursday evening about trademarks in the U.S. and China.

Likelihood of confusion refusals are among the toughest office actions to overcome. Don’t miss our webinar on Thursday where M.J. Williams will talk you through some strategies she’s used to overcome those way 2(d)ifficult OAs.

INTA TMAP is next week!

Later this month the USPTO is hosting a meeting to discuss AI and other emerging technologies.

WIPR’s trademark conference is in LA later this month.

Copyright Changes

Russia is considering legislation to compel copyright holders from “unfriendly states” to license their content for distribution in Russia.

The EFF argues that greed is the reason for Hollywood’s latest fight for stricter copyright protections.

Parties have agreed to a new, higher streaming royalty rate for music publishers and song writers.

That’s Appealing

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has declined the USPTO’s request for the court to rehear the case about the TRUMP TOO SMALL trademark application.

If you don’t appeal a ruling, will you be bound by the decision for future cases?

The USPTO’s refusal to review PTAB decisions is not unconstitutional, according to  the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed that Disney’s Duke Caboom did not infringe Evel Knievel’s IP.

Professional Concerns

If you sign up to be a senior IP paralegal here, you might be the key Ingredion for this food production company.

I bet you’d Haug everyone around you to celebrate if you got this job as a trademark/copyright litigation associate.

Are you FINRA apply to be principal counsel for this regulation company?

Do you plan to Purdue this position as patent counsel?

If you get this position as senior counsel, you can say all’s well that ends Well(s Fargo).

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

How many sales does it take to establish jurisdiction? Is one enough?

In an effort to deter piracy, a Danish judge has sentenced an alleged torrent user to 30 days in jail and ordered him to pay $390 in damages.

A jury has found that Shopify infringed Express Mobile’s tech patents. I guess the jury wants to rename the company Shopliftify.

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