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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #371

Bri Van Til | February 06, 2024
2 min read

Sashay Down the Runway

Here’s an overview of, erm, the position that position marks hold in different jurisdictions.

Kristin Juszczyk has been granted an NFL licensing deal, in part due to her rise in popularity after Taylor Swift and Simone Biles wore her threads.

Rolex is suing WatchStyler, alleging the site is selling counterfeit and unlicensed watches it claims are Rolex.

Street artists are upset with the way their tags are allegedly appearing on designers’ clothing. And I don’t mean those obnoxious plastic things you keep on until you’re sure the item fits.

Worldly IP

The US is expressing concern about how Quebec’s Bill 96 will affect American companies doing business in the region. For more about Bill 96, check out this recorded webinar.

If I mention a Jamaican submarine and you don’t automatically think of trademarks, you need to join us for this webinar on Thursday. Even if you do think of trademarks (either because you’re familiar with the concept or because you love trademarks that much), come join us anyway to learn more about the strategy.

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has labeled Vietnam a “piracy haven” and wants the country to do more to reduce piracy and enforce existing laws.

Have clients looking to expand their portfolios into Indonesia, Philippines, or Thailand? Check out this webinar to learn strategies and nuances for all three countries.

A Work of Art

Ryder Ripps and Jeremy Cahen were countersuing Bored Ape Yacht Club after the latter’s victory last year. The countersuit has been dismissed, and the BAYC’s award has now been raised to $9 million.

A jury decided that tattoo artist Kat Von D did not infringe on Jeffrey Sedlik’s copyrights when she tattooed an alleged rendering of his Miles Davis photo on someone.

The ruling has further muddied the waters of derivative works and fair use after last year’s Warhol v. Goldsmith, and details from the verdict may complicate any appeals.

What are the trademark and copyright issues surrounding tattoos?

Professional Concerns

If you know someone looking to be a senior trademark paralegal, Warner (or Warnim or Warnthem) not to miss this opportunity.

This associate trademark counsel position look good to you? If so, Snap to applying for it!

I hate to burst your Bubble, but this corporate counsel position won’t last long.

This company may seem So NY. but the IP licensing coordinator job is remote.

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

You can’t ACT BAD without my permission, said Charles Kenyatta Jr., who’s alleging that Diddy infringed his trademark.

A New York attorney is facing sanctions for citing in official filings cases that were made up by ChatGPT. To learn more about helpful, proper, and ethical ways to use AI in your practice, join us for Alt Legal and Corsearch Live next month.

Common law trademarks and analogous use came to the rescue for CAPTAIN CANNABIS.

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