Legal tech is here to stay, and many state bar associations are now requiring attorneys to be technologically competent: you simply can’t afford to keep your practices analog. What are the ethical obligations attorneys need to consider when adopting legal technology?
Planet Money asks a question we've all had: Can you patent a steak?
There has been a lot of panic about the impact of Brexit. For the few of you who aren’t familiar with the concept of Brexit, it was one of the many unexpected political events of 2016.
In short, the UK held a non-binding referendum regarding whether the UK should remain a member of the EU. A slight (52%) majority of the people who voted in that referendum (around 70% of eligible voters) voted to leave. As a result, the UK is heading toward complete constitutional upheaval with no real understanding of what the alternative to EU membership might be.
A federal appeals court upheld the invalidation of the "podcasting patent" with a little help from the EFF.
Birkenstock stopped selling on Amazon last year due to a surge in counterfeits, but after a recent adjustment in one of Amazon's policies, Birkenstock's CEO wrote a blistering email to Amazon.
Are tattoos copies? And if so, should a copy on a human body be excluded from protection under the Copyright Act?
Blue Apron is not having a good week. After Amazon filed a trademark application for their own meal kit service, Blue Apron's stock plummeted.
Rideshare apps are now so common that many businesses and travel hubs designate specific areas for those drivers and passengers. If the business uses the app's logo, is it nominative fair use?
United Airlines has won a copyright and trademark infringement suit against Untied.com, a website cataloging complaints against the company from the past 20 years.
Hannah speaks with Ryan Morrison of Morrison Lee. Ryan is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Evolved Talent Agency and a host of the Robot Congress podcast. Ryan specializes in IP relating to video games, Youtube, and esports. He frequently hosts Reddit AMAs, answering questions about IP in this space. You can find him on Twitter at @MrRyanMorrison.
Alt Trademarks is back! We are kicking off our next round of episodes with an interview with Ryan Morrison of Morrison Lee. We talk video games and Reddit AMAs. Check out the episode here.
In March of this year, Alt Legal collaborated with World Trademark Review and other intellectual property experts to publish a study examining IP offices throughout the world. That study, published in the April/May issue of the World Trademark Review, can now be downloaded.
- Dunkin' doesn't want the North runnin' on anything but their coffee.
- The gummy bear uprising is a sticky topic.
- Mister Softee is a staple of NYC streets in the summer. They are also the center of an unbelievably heated turf war, including trademark disputes.
For this week's digest, we are collaborating with MothersEsquire, a wonderful organization founded by an Alt Legal customer, Michelle Browning Coughlin of Cahill IP. MothersEsquire is working not only for gender equality but also to disrupt the motherhood penalty in the legal industry. Visit their site to learn more about the organization and to join their cause (no children required)!
Alt Legal, a leading intellectual property (IP) docketing software company, will preview two major new features at next week’s 2017 International Trademark Association Annual Meeting (INTA) in Barcelona, Spain.