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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #375

Bri Van Til | March 05, 2024
2 min read

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Tomorrow the TMAE is hosting a Q&A session with the amazing Deborah Hampton, a veteran and pioneering TMA and the current Vice President of INTA.

Come to this webinar next month to learn what trademark prosecutors should know about litigation—including how to avoid it.

The Interwebs

I was today years old when I learned that in order for non-Australians to be eligible to register .au domains, they must have a valid Australian trademark.

A Chinese court has sentenced a pirating site operator and two uploaders to prison for copyright infringement. The convictions are a first for a foreign rightsholder.

Can using a competitor’s trademarks in your website’s meta tags be considered trademark infringement?

AI Get It!

Here’s a look at how the surge in AI technologies may lead to a shift in strategies for protecting intellectual property.

In its defense against copyright infringement claims, OpenAI alleges that the New York Times “hacked” ChatGPT  to fabricate evidence of infringement.

Even though AI is all the craze, it’s worth establishing metrics to assess its effectiveness, and sometimes it makes sense to give up on it.

What are poisoning tools, and are they the cure for AI copyright infringement?

Professional Concerns

Lenovo here, and I’ll tell you a secret: this electronics company is looking for senior IP counsel.

I just got Word that Microsoft is looking for principal trademark counsel. I’m sure you’d Excel at the job. Join their Teams!

When you Stack up all the pros of applying to this IP paralegal gig, I think it’ll be clear you should apply.

The New York Life isn’t for everybody, but if it’s for you, the company is hiring assistant tech counsel.

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

Success in this certificate course might land you an all-expenses-paid WIPO course in Korea.

I love the title of this article about copyright issues surrounding Steamboat Willie’s voyage into the public domain.

Dwayne Johnson can now Rock a bunch of nicknames and catchphrases previously trademarked by WWE and TKO.

A federal judge has ruled that Legacy Reunion’s EWF tribute band is guilty of trademark infringement. I guess the tribute band is Earth Wind & Fired.

The Supreme Court is considering whether social media sites are allowed to censor the content they allow on their sites.

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