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2019 Alt Legal/World Trademark Review Study Released

2019 Alt Legal/World Trademark Review Study Released

For the third year in a row, Alt Legal collaborated with the World Trademark Review and other intellectual property experts to publish a study examining IP offices around the world and the innovative tools and services they provide to applicants.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #136

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #136

- While the answer to the headline question may be fairly obvious, this is an interesting in-depth breakdown of the value of a celebrity's trademark registrations.

Above the Law conducted a millennial attorney survey. The survey found that "45% of women strongly agree that law firm culture is sexist, compared to 14% of men."

The 2020 Presidential Candidate Trademarks

The 2020 Presidential Candidate Trademarks

The 2020 Election is over a year away and campaigns are already in full swing. President Donald Trump has already made it known that he will be running for re-election, but he won’t be alone. Former Massachusetts Governor and Libertarian VP candidate Bill Weld has announced that he will be running on the Republican ticket in 2020. The Democratic Party will be a very crowded race, and over 15 candidates have already announced that they will be running in the 2020 election.

From Streetwear to the Supreme Court: An Alt Legal Interview with John Sommer

From Streetwear to the Supreme Court: An Alt Legal Interview with John Sommer

On Monday, April 15th, 2019 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Iancu v. Brunetti, which will likely address whether Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the federal registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” marks is facially invalid under the free speech clause of the First Amendment. Erik Brunetti, a streetwear icon, was barred by the USPTO for receiving a trademark registration because his clothing company FUCT was considered immoral or scandalous.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #132

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #132

- Spanish soccer club Valencia is being targeted by DC Comics, who claims their club logo for being too similar to the Batman symbol.

- Could the city of Baltimore forcefully acquire Preakness trademarks to keep the famous horse race in the city?

Beyond the Docket: Will Maguire

Beyond the Docket: Will Maguire

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! We chatted with Will Maguire of the Law Offices of William E. Maguire about representing Hollywood heavy hitters like Baywatch and Men in Black, attending INTA and volunteering with mentorship organizations. Enjoy!