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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #348

Bri Van Til | August 08, 2023
2 min read


The Women’s Entrepreneurship Series has an event tomorrow where a panel will discuss the value of STEM education.

TPAC is meeting on Friday to discuss all sorts of updates.

George Washington University Professor Lolita Darden is putting on an advanced trademark workshop in October.

There’s a global cannabis IP conference in Montreal next month, and weed love to see you there!

Can you get a referral bonus from a colleague you send a potential client to? Are there people you shouldn’t send referrals to because of ethical concerns? Don’t miss our webinar this Thursday to learn the answers to these questions and more!

AI Don’t Know about That!

What is the future of IP, and how does AI factor into it?

A trademark application suggests that the future of ChatGPT is: CHATGPT 5. Profound prediction, I know.

How can one use AI to draft an article? Ask a chatbot, and it’ll tell you, apparently.

There’s been a lot of talk about the need for the three Cs—consent, credit, and compensation—when it comes to AI, but this author argues that the issue is too complicated for a “one-size-fits-all approach.”

Chances Are NIL

What can an author do when others’ books are listed under her name?

Golfer Jack Nicklaus sold his IP to a company, so a federal judge has ruled he no longer has the rights to license out his name or brand to others.

As the SAG-AFTRA strikes continue, extras have described being scanned, and they’re worried studios will be able to use their likenesses.

This Yale constitutional law professor argues AI is changing how one’s image is protected by intellectual property law.

Women basketball players at the University of Michigan are benefitting from NIL agreements.

Professional Concerns

Do you have anywhere you’d Rutgers work than this university? They’re looking for a brand and trademark licensing manager.

I think you have a sporting chance to get this job as principal counsel at ESPN.

Morgan (Lewis) happen in your professional life if you take this job as associate IP counsel.

Current job got you feeling Moody? Consider serving as assistant GC at this analytics company instead.

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

Welcome to the Alt Legal Family, TM Cloud customers! We think you’ll love it here!

Here’s a quick reminder about how to limit your personal liability when signing contracts on behalf of your company.

The USPTO will start using the new Nice classifications starting in January.

Check out this endearing story about Justice Sotomayor’s trip to promote her book to schoolchildren in Mississippi.

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