This lawsuit goes to 11. The rock gods behind one of the most well-known mockumentaries are seeking $400 million for their part in the film.
In preparation for Easter, Americans were estimated to spend $2.6 billion on candy. One popular Easter candy is Jelly Beans, and their mass production wouldn't have been possible without these patents and trademarks.
Would humanity be better off without intellectual property? This is a question people were mulling over in 1837 when the New York intelligentsia was pushing for international copyright laws.
The Terminator is destroying Hollywood copyright grants. Well, sort of.
The 9th Circuit reversed a federal judge who had found that content streamers could be "cable system" eligible for compulsory licenses.
Alt Legal presents the newest episode of Alt Trademarks, a biweekly podcast hosted by Hannah Samendinger. Alt Trademarks discusses the latest news in trademark law, features interviews with prominent trademark professionals, and contemplates the issues trademark professionals face.
Alt Legal is thrilled to announce that it is sponsoring "On Your Marks: Frontline Issues in Trademark and Advertising Law," a professional development and CLE program by the New York City Bar Association. The program is on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm.
Benvinguts a Barcelona! INTA’s 2017 annual conference will take place from May 20-24 in Barcelona, the cosmopolitan Catalonian capital. With over 9,000 attendees already registered, the event is sure to be another excellent networking opportunity. Our CEO, our legal product manager, and others from Alt Legal will be at booth D84/86.
Brace yourselves. Women are here (and not just for the winter—WOOHOO!). Women’s day is one of our favorite holidays because women and girls around the world collectively declare love for our sisters from other misters. The world marches today and takes sexism head-on, except in China, where the men can be found hiking in heels. Here at Alt Legal, we recognize the social, political, economic, and cultural achievements and the continuing contributions made by women. Best of all, we practice what we preach. Alt Legal, an IP docketing software company, is led by a team that is committed to developing a diverse culture that is fair, inclusive, and rewarding.
Alt Legal presents the newest episode of Alt Trademarks, a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Hannah Samendinger. Alt Trademarks discusses the latest news in trademark law, features interviews with prominent trademark professionals, and contemplates the issues trademark professionals face.
Alt Legal recently collaborated with World Trademark Review to publish a study of global IP offices. "Registries Transformed – the world’s most innovative IP offices revealed" was published in the April/May 2017 issue of the magazine.
Waymo, operated by Google's parent company Alphabet, is suing Uber and its subsidiary Otto over the alleged digital theft of IP (14,000 confidential files to be exact).
Trademark attorneys, like many other attorneys, have to deal with a variety of administrative and repetitive tasks in the course of their substantive legal work. Though a trademark attorney should have the final say on substantive trademark issues, there are many supporting positions that help busy trademark attorneys manage their trademark dockets and practices. Below are some of the roles that help manage a trademark practice and trademark docket.
Another day, another unprecedented presidential move- Trump has been awarded a Chinese trademark. Is that a violation of the Emoluments Clause?
Alt Legal's intellectual property management software was recently featured on the TechnoLawyer Blog. The article provides an overview of Alt Legal's software, discusses some key features, and includes the following quotation from Bill Samuels, an Alt Legal customer: "The platform automatically identifies and updates my docket without manual data entry. To replace Alt Legal, I would need multiple employees to manage my clients' trademark portfolios."
One of our favorite podcasts at Alt Legal is IP Fridays. The podcast is hosted by co-hosts Rolf Claessen and Ken Suzan. The episodes provide a succinct, focused, and, most importantly, interesting look at some of the most relevant topics in intellectual property. In the wintery weather, we are staying in and revisiting some of our favorite episodes including Episode #8 featuring Ed Timberlake, Episode #24 with Paul Banwatt, Episode #57 with John Welch, and Episode #63 with Ron Coleman, who is now working on the Slants case before the Supreme Court.