I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #359
Bri Van Til | October 24, 2023
TTAB has found that Duracell can register a sound mark for the three-note sound played in its advertisements, particularly given that they played the noise in in-store displays also.
How does KitKat’s attempt to register the candy’s shape as a trademark in the UK highlight the potential risks associated with pursuing nontraditional trademarks?
A lighting company is suing Wayfair for trade dress infringement for selling a cloud-shaped lighting assembly, a configuration for which they have a trademark.
After numerous articles have emerged about AI’s biases (here‘s one such article), this inventor has created an AI platform trained with inclusivity and diversity in mind.
Here are some things you can do to promote diversity and social justice, even if you aren’t hiring.
It’s Just a Game
This 14-year trademark battle over the name EDGE might be on the edge of being over.
Fans are speculating that Nintendo’s renewal of its TOMODACHI LIFE trademark might signal a return of the game.
Here’s a glimpse into Nintendo’s IP and licensing practices, in case you’re curious.
If you need a N(e)W gig, apply to be a trademark attorney at this Oregon firm.
Dun & Bradstreet—which is a business consulting company, not an intersection of roads or of life choices—is looking for senior IP and licensing counsel.
Strike up a conversation with Match Group; they’re looking for senior IP counsel.
Apply for this Legendary position as global head of IP.
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
The Federal Circuit has found that fraud in seeking incontestability can’t lead to a mark’s cancelation.
With a lot of stipulations, of course, the USPTO will allow for limited modification of trademarks if a delivery method is completely supplanted.
A trademark application suggests that Philly might become the City of BROTHERLY SHOVE.
Calling all paralegals, legal assistants, and other administrators: join the TMAE tomorrow for this webinar about how to negotiate for a higher salary, more benefits, and other conditions to make you love your job.