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I ♡ Trademarks NewsletterIssue #390

Bri Van Til | June 25, 2024
2 min read

The High Court

The US Supreme Court has announced that it will hear the DEWBERRY appeal, a real estate trademark infringement dispute where over $40 million was awarded.

SCOTUS will not, however, hear an appeal about the streaming rates the National Religious Broadcasters has to pay.

It’s worth noting that in last week’s Elster decision, the Supreme Court did not seek to define the line between trademark registrations and free speech. Will the ruling still be helpful?

Pharma Ville

Will the USPTO do something to curb so-called “patent thickets,” efforts by pharma companies to stall lower-cost generic drugs’ release?

US senators want Novo Nordisk’s CEO to testify about why Ozempic is so expensive.

The Bombay High Court has found that when it comes to likelihood of confusion with pharmaceuticals, the courts should consider what people of “average intelligence” are likely to believe, not what experts think.

Do the Brits Call it Antifeit?

This webinar about how to defeat counterfeits globally looks incredibly worthwhile.

Brazil is taking significant steps to combat its growing problem with counterfeits.

Hey you: stop selling counterfeit Pink Floyd merch, said the band to the owners of pinkfloydmerch.com. I guess you could say they haven’t become comfortably numb to the idea.

Professional Concerns

If I weren’t supposed to share this listing for an IP extern, would you say I had loose Lippes?

Davis + Gilbert—which part of me is tempted to shorten to Dilbert but which I’m certain is actually quite unfair to the firm—has an opening for a senior trademark paralegal.

There’s an opening at the National Science Foundation for assistant general counsel. Maybe you should experiment with applying for it. I hypothesize you’d do well there!

Zillow is looking for senior counsel for ShowingTime, which is different from looking for counsel for Showtime. I guess they’re letting the network find their own counsel.

If you get this job as senior IP counsel, you’ll work with a bunch of Fanatics. It should be fabulous!

Have an open role on your team? Send a link to your job listing to community@altlegal.com, and we’ll publish it in our next newsletter.

Odds and Ends

The USPTO has appointed a new deputy general counsel.

Intercontinental Exchange Holdings (ICE), the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, is suing ICE Labs for trademark infringement. Not cool.

Here’s a nice overview of the historic and precedential Dawn Donuts case, including how it limits—and doesn’t limit—simultaneous use.

This is a list of the most important copyright cases so far this year. For an overview of key copyright issues you should be familiar with, catch up with this super popular webinar recording.

The New York Federal Court has dismissed a copyright infringement suit against Megan Thee Stallion.

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