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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #313

Bri Van Til | November 01, 2022
2 min read

I Didn’t Say You Could Do That!

Police in High Point (no joke) have seized a bunch of THC products for trademark infringement. No matter how funny Trips Ahoy cookies and Blaze potato chips are, producing them is a bad idea, friends.

A health care company is suing a gubernatorial candidate for using the company’s logo in his ads.

IKEA thinks the store displayed in the The Store Is Closed video game looks awfully familiar: they’re suing the maker for trademark infringement.


A recent study by the USPTO shows that women are filing patents in 32% more counties than they did 30 years ago.

In an effort to broaden the pool of potential patent attorneys, the USPTO is considering changing the technical requirements for attorneys wanting to prosecute design patents.

What is the state of diversity initiatives at your firm or company? WTR wants to know.

Sometimes the line between celebrating diversity and appropriating a culture can seem fuzzy. To learn how to tell the difference and how to tell clients when they’re on the wrong side of the line, join us for this Alt Legal Connect session in February. Use the code “newsletter” for a discount.

Artificial Intellectual Property

AI-based music mixers are a copyright threat according to The Recording Industry Association of America.

The question of whether AI should be granted IP protections has just gotten more complicated by the fact that an AI program has just hired a lawyer.

If you’re looking for AI-generated art, you can now buy some from Shutterstock.

Professional Concerns

Be unstoppable as the IP counsel for T-Mobile.

It’s a puzzle why anyone would not want to serve as product counsel for Google’s Jigsaw incubator.

Don’t Trestle with what to do next in your career: serve as a senior attorney for this San Diego firm.

This position as IP counsel for the US Postal Service really delivers.

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

Did you know that when Night of the Living Dead was released, it didn’t include a copyright notice, so it was considered to be in the public domain?

What are the most valuable brands right now?

If Rihanna succeeds in registering this trademark application, maybe we should call her R ®. And in my head, that’s R Circle R. It’s a little more complicated than Rihanna, but it has a great R®hythm to it.

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