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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #354

Bri Van Til | September 19, 2023
2 min read

Under the Mexico

Is Mexico a viable alternative to China for offshore manufacturing?

Come to this webinar in November to learn about the nuances of Mexican trademark registrations.

Constellation and AB InBev have resolved a conflict over a special variety of Modelo beer that was allegedly not a “Mexican-style beer” because it was aged in bourbon barrels.

Learning Your Keep

Here’s a workshop about trademark search and clearance letters in India.

WIPO is hosting a hybrid event this week on Generative AI and IP. I bet you could chat with some other practitioners there.

If you’re looking to up your BD game, check out business development coach Phil Cox’s latest initiative.

Check out this World Trademark Review Brand Strategy summit taking place in New York next week.

And the survey says… it can be effective if used correctly. Sign up for this webinar next month to learn what makes for great survey evidence.

Value Judgment

Birkenstock is set for its IPO, but the company’s value may well be lessened because of cheap counterfeits. I wonder if the company will go toe-to-toe with the knockoff manufacturer.

This AI chip IP startup—which develops IP but doesn’t manufacture the products—is valued at over $80 million.

It’s High Time someone acquired this cannabis brand’s IP, estimated to add over $10 million in revenue to its purchaser, Lucy Scientific.

Professional Concerns

You should apply to be director and IP counsel at Xerox. Copy?

Do you have a Tindercy to stick around at jobs that aren’t good for you? Maybe you should swipe right on this corporate counsel listing instead.

If you have a lot of (hard) drive, this position as assistant counsel at Seagate sounds perfect for you.

I don’t know if you Reddit already, but here’s this listing for a senior counsel position.

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

I can’t definitively say whether these are the strangest patents ever filed, but they are, indeed, pretty strange.

INTA has filed an amicus brief in the upcoming TRUMP TOO SMALL trademark registration case slated to go before the Supreme Court.

Paralegals and other administrators, the Trademark Administrators’ Exchange is hosting a social event during TMAP next month. Sign up for the email-based discussion group here and email if you’d like to join us for the event in Denver!

The USPTO is hosting webinars next week to demo their new trademark search system. There’s one on Tuesday and one on Thursday.

After almost 6 years and a lawsuit against the USPTO, law firm Morgan & Morgan’s trademark application for #LAW is proceeding to publication.

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