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I ♡ Trademarks Newsletter Issue #377

Bri Van Til | March 20, 2024
2 min read

As EU Like It

Read about some of the complexities of EU trademarks here.

The EUIPO has refused the application for RUSSIAN WARSHIP, GO F**K YOURSELF, saying the phrase “lacks distinctive character.”

To learn about how to protect trademarks in the EU, check out this Alt Legal webinar recording from last year.

This webinar in September will teach you all about trademark enforcement in the EU.

Tech What You Can Get

The US Copyright Office and USPTO just released their joint report about NFTs. You can download it here.

In China, Huawei registered a trademark for VISION PRO in 2021, which will probably keep Apple from being able to use the name there.

Google filed a trademark application for the G on the back of its Pixel phones.

The New York Times has issued a bunch of DMCA takedown notices related to several knock-off versions using Wordle’s copyrights.


To help increase investor and entrepreneur diversity, the USPTO is opening IP resource centers at more HBCUs.

The Government Accountability Office says the USPTO can do more to improve how it manages the risks of fraud. Check out the full report here.

If you have input about how to commercialize innovation, the USPTO wants to hear about it!

The USPTO is hosting a public symposium on AI and IP.

Professional Concerns

You know IP In-N-Out, so you should consider applying for this AGC of IP position.

All’s well that ends Wells Fargo, so apply for this IP counsel position.

I was pretty sure you’d be Eaton this senior IP position up.

If you’re married to the idea of working in the IP industry, the USPTO wants you to be their Chief Public Engagement Officer.

It’s plane to see that this job as senior counsel at Airbus is for you. If you’re down for living in France, of course. What’ve you got Toulouse?

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

Libya is going to start canceling trademarks that aren’t renewed

The California Bar is hosting a free online ethics symposium next month, but registration is limited, so sign up if you need ethics credit.

This UKIPO campaign aims to help consumers avoid counterfeit beauty products.

If you missed our fantastic webinar about trademark licensing last week, check out the recording here.

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