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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #352

Bri Van Til | September 05, 2023
2 min read

Good Eventing

Anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy are important, and the USPTO wants to talk about them. Register to speak or to listen.

We have high expectations for this cannabis IP conference in Montreal this month. Learn more about this budding industry!

How do you sell services after a mark registers? Sonia Lakhany is hosting a webinar this week to tell you how to use Alt Legal’s Trademark Protection to upsell services to your clients.

What are the top cases from 2023, and how will they impact your practice? We don’t necessarily know them all yet, but sign up for this webinar and join us in December to find out.

You’re smart. Share your knowledge with Alt Legal’s audience of trademark practitioners; we’d love to hear from you!


Trademark applications suggest that GALAXY FEEL and/or GALAXY GLIA might be new names for Samsung’s smart rings.

Nike and Kool Kiy have settled their trademark infringement battle.

There’s apparently a large market for counterfeit Aggie rings, the class rings for Texas A&M. Huh.

Chrome Hearts is suing Chinese retailer Shein for trademark infringement and alleging they’re selling counterfeit versions of Chrome Hearts’ products.

“Dad shoe” might sound like a pejorative name for a type of sneaker, but that’s not going to stop New Balance from suing Golden Goose for trade dress infringement.

Professional Concerns

Looking for some Stability in your life? Consider serving as associate counsel for this tech company.

If you’re trying to climb in your career, consider this associate GC position at Beanstalk.

This Ven(er)able firm has an opening for a trademark prosecutor.

Clippy says: “It looks like you’re trying to apply to be copyright counsel at Microsoft. Would you like some help with that?”

Feel like you’re on a Battlefield fighting Burnout? This position as counsel for EA was Madden for you.

If you want to change jobs, you Kenvue this listing for senior trademark 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

The Copyright Office wants to hear your thoughts about AI and copyright.

Many say that the Supreme Court’s recent partisan divide is problematic, but this author argues there’s a bigger problem facing the court: hubris.

Counsel for this Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band is arguing that the original band abandoned the name by allowing too much “unchecked third-party use of the phrase.”

If the ice cream machine at your local McDonald’s isn’t working, changes to the DMCA may help the restaurant fix it.

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