I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #339
Bri Van Til | May 30, 2023
It Takes All Sports
Manchester United is setting records… for the most trademarks.
The Buccaneers and the Saints are fighting over who gets to use the term KREWE.
Here’s the latest in the saga of trying to rename the Washington Football Team: they’ve been issued a §2(d) office action.
Tech It for Granted
What sorts of trademark and copyright issues do web3 technologies present, and how can you guide your clients through them? Join us for this webinar in September to learn all about the tangled web3!
This MIT grad student argues for a complete reexamination of Chat GPT’s bar exam score.
There’s a new header on the USPTO’s Trademark Search Database page that says that they’ll be replacing TESS this year. We will, of course, keep you informed as we learn more about this!
Food for Thought
A small gelato stand in the UK received a cease and desist for using the name Percy Pig in their gelato made with Percy Pig candies. The stand’s owner said he wasn’t upset about it because “The letter was really fair and was a nice way of saying stop using the name.”
Taco Bell thinks nobody should own TACO TUESDAY, so they’ve petitioned to cancel several marks and oppose applications. This petition to cancel is a blast; it begins “People like tacos on Tuesdays. They just do. It’s even fun to say: ‘Taco Tuesday.'”
The headline alone of this article about a cheese trademark dispute makes it worth your time.
This cat is looking for a trademark and copyright attorney. Oh wait. It’s Minx Law, not Manx Law. Whatever, they’re cool cats regardless.
I get the Xsensus that you’re looking for a new job. If so, consider this IP specialist position.
Current job have you feeling drained? I can think of a battery of reasons to apply to be senior global trademark counsel for Energizer.
DiAngelo Law has a fine opportunity for a trademark attorney. Oh yeah, that joke was a stretch. You see, Capellini d’Angelo is a dish made with angel hair pasta, which is fine. Pasta is also kind of stretched. Bad jokes only get funnier when you explain them, right?
Have an open role on your team? Send a link to your job listing to email@example.com, and we’ll publish it in our next newsletter.
Odds and Ends
Look at how much fun the Alt Legal team had in Singapore. Without me. I’m not bitter.
The self-proclaimed “Banksy of Trademarks” has come out of retirement, and he has an interesting goal: “I want to see who is going to serve me a cease and desist first.”
Being far from a similarly named company can help defeat trademark infringement claims.
If you want to help influence trademark policies, apply to join TPAC!