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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #318

Bri Van Til | December 13, 2022
2 min read

Year-in-Review (Yeah, it’s really that time again!)

What were the biggest IP and trademark topics this year?

From the TMA to searching TESS to overcoming §2(d) office actions, here’s an overview of our top 10 blog posts from this year.

What should trademark attorneys know about copyrights? When should you file internationally using WIPO versus directly? What do trademark examiners look for when reviewing a trademark application? Find the answers to these questions and hundreds more  in our webinars from this year. Check them out!

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Yuengling’s Ice Cream—yeah, started by the makers of the craft beer—are about to start making ice cream-flavored cannabinoid products.

Edible Arrangements has decided to dismiss without prejudice its trademark infringement lawsuit against Green Thumb.

How much does it cost for a WWE wrestler to license the name of one of the most famous green characters? A hulking lot less than I’d have thought!

Bot the Farm

A man who alleges CNN used his video of a robotic snake without his permission claims he’s acquired the rights to the network’s Mythbusters trademark for apparel.

If your support chats are written by AI chatbots, who owns the rights to the content created by them?

Apparently a chatbot passed a practice bar exam.

Are chatbots coming for your jobs? Perhaps not, but apparently they can lend significant assistance to if you strive to write an article.

Professional Concerns

Close your eyes, Snappy your fingers, and wish for a job as commercial counsel for this app company.

Feeling insulted in your current position? Don’t turn the other Cheeky; apply to be a legal advisor here instead.

Chase your dreams to become assistant legal counsel for this ginormous bank.

Whether or not it leads to better outcomes for our world, this job as senior principal IP counsel at Medtronic can at least lead to better outcomes for your career.

I got some Intel that this tech company is looking for associate counsel.

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

Don’t worry, LeBron: TTAB says TACO TUESDAY also fails to function as a trademark for beer, so it’s not just you.

Luka Doncic has given up his fight with his mother over the trademark rights to his name.

The USPTO is launching a program to expedite the review of applications for patents related to preventing, curing, or treating cancer.

If you missed our webinar about our brand new product, Trademark Application Match, last week, check out the recording here or sign up for a demo here.

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