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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #370

Bri Van Til | January 30, 2024
2 min read

Reform School

Canada has introduced a policy to protect the intellectual property of government-funded research in key science and technology fields.

The Copyright Office is considering compulsory copyright licenses to enable AI model training.

Debate about the proposed Patent Eligibility Restoration Act of 2023 (PERA) is getting intense. Kind of the opposite of Joe Pera.


The ABA has put together this great webinar series for IP paralegals to learn everything from investigations and UPL to what to do when they make a mistake.

Did you know the USPTO has a whole section of its site dedicated to teaching kids about IPCheck it out!

Between that and INTA’s Unreal Campaign, today’s kids are all going to grow up to be IP whizzes!

I know you’re already an IP whiz, but get even whizzier. Come to Alt Legal and Corsearch Live in New York on March 19th to improve your trademark skills. And meet fantastic people. And hang out with me!

This panel discussion about international IP disputes has a pretty star-studded lineup of speakers.

You Know I Keep Searchin’

I know you have opinions about the USPTO’s new (still unnamed) trademark search system. Tell us about them here.

If you think you have the new trademark search system mastered, I’d love to help you share your expertise. If you don’t have it mastered yet, don’t worry; resources are coming!

As a reminder, we have this great article about how to use the new USPTO trademark search system.

Once you’ve done your searching, though, what do you do with it? Join us for this webinar to learn what to include in your clearance letter.

Professional Concerns

If you think your background FIS with what this company is looking for in senior IP counsel, you should apply.

Who are you to judge? Maybe the perfect person. The USPTO is looking for a deputy chief trademark judge.

If you get this IP counsel position at Arthrex, you could really confuse people if you cited the Arthrex decision frequently.

I just saw this Newell opening for senior business counsel.

Looking for a job more off the Eaton path? Consider this senior IP 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

Meta is launching new tools to help you police and enforce your IP rights.

Check out this explanation about how verbs can make IP disputes with employees, um, tense.

Here’s a list of a few trademark cases to keep an eye on this year.

The Federal Circuit has reissued as precedential its decision that EVERYBODY VS RACISM fails to function as a trademark.

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