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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #380

Bri Van Til | April 09, 2024
2 min read

Fake Me Out

There is an artist on Spotify who has released over 2500 songs using over 650 different fake names. Collectively, his songs have a higher play count than does Metallica, and he’s “well on his way to overtaking The Beatles.”

Apparently counterfeit goods in Italy bring in a lot of cash for the mafia. The issue is so bad that the EUIPO estimates it costs the fashion sector 1.7 billion Euros per year.

This article about fake firms and fake takedown requests is next level. For real.

Food for Thought

People are burning mad that Momofuku applied for a trademark for CHILI CRUNCH and then sent cease and desist letters to others using the name.

Does Trader Joe’s have a “blatant and aggressive copycat culture”? Some food brands claim they do.

Here’s an exploration of the Thatchers v Aldi case. Which cider you on in that dispute?

The Value of Values

Check out this USPTO event about women’s entrepreneurship.

This organization claims their trademarks will help stop the trade of Nazi merchandise and the spread of propaganda.

What role do company values play in establishing brand loyalty?

Brand Action is looking for a few more sponsors to help them purchase an ambulance to send to Ukraine. Alt Legal is a proud sponsor. If you want to be one, too, learn more here.

Professional Concerns

Feeling crafty? Consider applying for this AGC position at Etsy.

If you’re looking to turn your career around, maybe this senior litigation and IP counsel position at Life360 is the one for you.

This opening for trademark counsel at Amazon might bring a smile to your face. Maybe as big as the one on your doorstep.

Apply for this trademark attorney position. You I Knobbe good for it.

The USPTO has an attorney advisor position available. If I suggest you to look at the position, am I then the attorney advisor?

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

The Hungarian government appears to have appropriated imagery from The Dead Kennedys. I guess they’ve got a bigger problem now.

The heirs of the author whose article inspired the original Top Gun movie sued the studio for copyright infringement, but their argument didn’t fly.

Hong Kong is going to cut taxes on IP profits.

Someone else will be able to rock ‘n’ roll all night: Kiss has sold their catalog, name, likeness, and even makeup design.

There’s been a push (and a petition) to get the ABA to stop using the term “nonlawyer.” Check out the petition here.

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