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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #338

Bri Van Til | May 23, 2023
2 min read

INTAnational Trademarks

This article outlines the major provisions of New Zealand’s Commerce Amendment Act 2022, including what it means for businesses.

Here’s a guide for conducting a trademark search in the UAE.

Don’t miss this webinar we’re hosting next month about recent changes to Canadian trademark law.

Whether you were at the INTA Annual meeting last week or you’re sad and jealous like I am, here’s a recap of some best-ofs from the conference. Special shout-out to our friends at Brand Action!

What Just Patent?

Help your trademark clients avoid infringing someone else’s IP when they bring new products to market by securing a Freedom to Operate Opinion.

The Supreme Court has opted not to hear two patent eligibility appeals.

The USPTO is changing the requirements for practicing patent law, including separating out design patents from other types.

Security is important for patents, so the USPTO is looking to beef up its databases’ security.


Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that Andy Warhol infringed Lynn Goldsmith’s copyright when he created his Prince Series.

What is the decision likely to mean for fair use going forward?

There has been a ton of criticism about the ruling, including from Justice Elena Kagan, who wrote in her dissent that the decision would do everything from “stifle creativity of every sort” to “impede new art and music and literature” to “make our world poorer.” Above the Law went so far as to call Kagan’s dissent a “diss track.”

However, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice Director Lateef Mtima says the ruling promotes the idea that all artists’ works are valuable and worthy of protection.

If you’re sick of hearing about Warhol and Goldsmith, just know that neither is “the most faked artist in the world.” Want to take a guess who is?

Professional Concerns

Husch Blackwell needs a senior IP docket manager. I wonder if I’m supposed to keep quiet about that.

This position for marketing counsel isn’t a Figma of your imagination.

Your current job got you feeling like a bored ape? Yugatta check out this listing for associate counsel.

Keep it Classy with this corporate counsel position at a company that helps nonprofits raise money.

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

This nonprofit organization helps military veterans apply for trademarks and patents for free.

If you want to testify about the proposed trademark fee changes, you need to submit a request this week.

Join us for this webinar next month to learn about Alt Legal’s Trademark Protection software, including how to use it to help generate revenue for your firm.



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