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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #360

Bri Van Til | October 31, 2023
2 min read

Counterfeit But You Know It

A recent report has identified over a million counterfeit watches in the UK.

Two enterprising brothers made millions of dollars with a scheme to swap counterfeit iPhones for real ones, but they were arrested and will be going to prison.

Halloween counterfeits are economically problematic and potentially dangerous.

Here are some takeaways from the recent Anti-Counterfeiting World Law Summit.


Despite what your English teacher might’ve taught you, the CAFC has ruled that an IPR finding was flawed because “a” can apparently mean “one or more.” The grammar nerd in me is crying a little.

How do mergers affect the parties and time restrictions on IPRs?

Speaking of INTA Party Reviews (I’m pretty sure that’s what IPR stands for), Brand Action is always a hit. If you want to hear more about the organization or its mission, come to the group’s informal drinks at INTA Leadership on Tuesday, November 14th at 3:00.

Trademark Offices

TESS is set to go away 30 days from now. Here’s what you need to know.

We’re hosting this great webinar on Thursday to teach you about trademark laws in Mexico. Don’t miss it!

This is a reminder from the USPTO that you shouldn’t be a jerk to them.

WIPO is considering measures to protect traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions. The USPTO is requesting formal comments about the measure here.

Professional Concerns

EFF it’s of interest to you, this org is looking for an IP attorney.

Use your Intelligence (Federal) to get this job as a trademark attorney contractor.

You can’t beat the feeling of getting a job as Coca-Cola‘s trademark and marketing counsel.

Take charge of your career: apply to be a senior IP litigation paralegal at Tesla.

If you’re sad about your current job, let me Consilio with this listing for a trademark attorney.

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

TACO TUESDAY is finally free: the last holdout, Gregory Gregory (yeah, really), has agreed to relinquish the trademark.

The Supreme Court is set to hear the case about the §2(c) refusal of the trademark application for TRUMP TOO SMALL starting tomorrow.

Ryder Ripps has been ordered to pay over $1.5 million for infringing Yuga Labs’ copyrights.

Here’s an interesting naming strategy: call your company “[Generic Term] Near Me” to help trick Google’s search algorithm. From now on, Alt Legal will be known as Trademark Docketing Near Me.

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