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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #312

Bri Van Til | October 25, 2022
2 min read

Well, That’s Awkward

The legal battle between NBA star Luka Doncic and his mom is awkward for a lot of reasons, not least because apparently neither side is providing much evidence.

Feel like you’re part lawyer, part therapist? Learning how to deliver bad news to clients is key, and we’ve got you covered!

Legal social media advisor Stephanie Marrone is hosting a webinar about how to avoid awkward and otherwise nightmarish social media posts.

Food Fights

The Australian Trade Marks Office is considering whether to allow Kraft to call its jarred powdered cheese parmesan.

Apparently the foodverse is a thing. How many calories do you think there are in a virtual In-N-Out french fry? What if you only take a single byte?

Crumbl alleges that Dirty Dough stole its trade secrets and infringed its trademarks. I guess you can say that their friendchip is over. They might be getting ready to crumble. Do you think they’ll ever kiss and bake up?

A Shoulder to Crayon

The WWE and a video game company were ordered to pay a tattoo artist a paltry $3,750 in royalties for failing to license her art. TL;DR: “The result could drive a shift toward game-makers deciding that acquiring… licenses to display tattoos would be more palatable than repeated courtroom battles over unsettled law.”

A jury has found that Cardi B’s alleged use of a tattoo on the cover of her mixtape was not copyright infringement.

What are the copyright implications when someone else’s art is turned into a tattoo?

For a sense of how the copyright and trademark issues tattoos have evolved in recent years, check out this article from 2018.

Professional Concerns

Goodbye, old job. Hello Fresh opportunity to serve as product and marketing counsel.

Has your current job gotten too monotonous? Trade it in for this Monotype position as assistant IP counsel.

Sit back and relax as associate patent counsel for Whirlpool.

If you’re looking for a place to be commercial counsel and Whatnot, consider applying at this streaming shopping platform.

Trying to establish your place at the table? Maybe you should work as senior counsel for SeatGeek.

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

European patents systems changes are a’comin’.

Know a practitioner who excels at IP strategy? Nominate them for the IAM Strategy 300.

Which will better protect websites against scraping: contract or copyright law?

After a string of Anti-Semitic and racist remarks and actions, Adidas has ended its partnership with Kanye West.

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