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Alt Legal IP News - Issue #121

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #121

- Justice Alito has unrecused himself, which he has previously done nine times, in the ongoing Oracle copyright case. 

- The Supreme Court has two copyright cases on their January argument calendar. One will try to resolve when registration of a copyright claim has "been made."

Protect Your Ink: Tattoos and their Effect on Copyright and Trademark Law   

Protect Your Ink: Tattoos and their Effect on Copyright and Trademark Law   

Celebrity tattoos are constantly making headlines and it appears that the art form is only gaining popularity. A recent Pew Research Center survey from 2017 stated that close to 40 percent of adults ages 18-29 have at least one tattoo. With tattoos becoming more common, litigation over the ownership and use of tattoos has also seen an uptick over the past ten years. Despite this increase in litigation, some of the questions tattoos raise in the areas of copyright and trademark law are still very unclear.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #115

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #115

- Facebook's new patent suggests the company may take ad targeting to a creepy new level.

- YouTube's CEO has been outspoken against the EU's efforts to revise its copyright directive. IMPALA, an indie label trade group, is pushing back in favor of the revisions

Alt Legal IP News- Issue #110

Alt Legal IP News- Issue #110

- WeWork's new business line, HQ by WeWork, has resulted in an interesting trademark debate over the term "HQ." 

The New Yorker put together a comprehensive story about an unanswered question: Did Uber steal Google's intellectual property?

Beware: Recent Fraud on the USPTO Trademark System

Hi everyone! This is a guest blog post from Sonia Lakhany (@trademarklawyerlady)! The above video is about a recent issue that is starting to affect many of our clients’ trademark registrations, so I thought I would supplement it with a post explaining what is going on. As you can see below, every USPTO trademark application that is filed has a Correspondence section that lists the name, mailing address, email address, and other contact information for the person who will be the official correspondent for the application.

Beyond the Docket: Caroline Fox

Beyond the Docket: Caroline Fox

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This time we are back to interview Caroline Fox of CJ Fox Law. Caroline is a small business attorney with a focus on creatives, startups, and event professionals. We talk about her background in PR and advertising, her Next Tuesday Podcast and how to land speaking engagements.