The holidays make for a slow IP news week so we are taking a break from our digest this week. But we aren't taking a break from our podcast, Alt Trademarks. Our latest episodewith Bill Samuels is the perfect thing to listen to while you are heading to holiday festivities. In fact, you can subscribe and listen to all the episodes on iTunes, Google Play, orSoundcloud.
The New York Law Journal released a list honoring the Top Women in Law for 2016. Congratulations to all the women who made the list and all those that continue to fight for gender equality in the legal field.
As The Fashion Law blog reported this week, some of Trump’s controversial comments have moved off of TV screens and Twitter feeds and into the USPTO. After the third and final presidential debate, a handful of entrepreneurial individuals filed potentially hastily prepared trademark applications, including for the phrase “nasty woman.”
While Donald Trump's "nasty woman" insult was one of the most talked about moments of the last debate, it is also sparking conversations at the USPTO.
The most recent publication of Legaltech News features Alt Legal's legal product manager, Hannah Samendinger. In the article, "Women of Legal Tech: Hannah Samendinger, Diving Right Into Technology," Monica Bay profiles Hannah and discusses her past experiences and motivations.
Emojis are making their way into the courtroom. They were actually used in the well-known copyright case of the dancing baby back in 2010.
A Federal Court has authorized service of process by Twitter.
Conan O'Brien has been sued for joke theft. Not surprisingly, Andy Richter had some jokes about the lawsuit and then he ended up on the deposition list.
Craft beer is everywhere. Particularly in Canada and the US, the number of craft breweries has exploded. And with each brewery a new set of potential trademarks is born. And obtaining a registration can be quite a fight.
The first presidential debate took place last night. A review of how each candidate plans to handle intellectual property can be found here.
The Netflix series Stranger Things received a lot of positive attention for its spot on 80s references. A central part of the series is the game Dungeons and Dragons. The show presumably led to them filing this trademark, a year before the show aired. That brings their portfolio to an impressive 150+ live marks. (See them here by searching (Wizards AND Coast)[ON] AND (live)[LD])