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- A judge shed light on the true owner of Marilyn Monroe's iconic final photos.
- Who will prevail in the dispute over a "Wander Woman" trademark application?
- These three women beat the odds to become award-winning inventors.
Different Kinds of Characters
- Without any definitive case law, the legality of cosplay is a bit murky.
- What are the legal issues surrounding emojis? This podcast episode explores the various intersections of emoji and the law.
- A new typeface plays with corporate identities by pulling elements from 76 corporate logos.
Food & Drink
- We owe all of our unbroken eggs to these inventors.
- Some sparkling water brands are using trademarks that "lack any suggestive, inherently distinct sparkle."
- Monsta Pizza was victorious against Monster Energy's claims of likelihood of confusion.
Odds and Ends
- The USPTO issued an interesting trademark registration for this configuration of a stump, nails, and hammer.
- Heading to Berlin in October? Check out the 100 Years of Copyright festival.
- Copyright law could stop 3D printed guns. Should it?
- Benjamin T. Montgomery tried to patent a new propeller for steamboats in 1864 but the Patent Office denied him because he was enslaved. Read more about his story here.
- A German music professor did an experiment to test automatic takedown systems, revealing the automation often didn't work.
See you next week!
Hannah from Alt Legal