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Alt Legal IP News - Issue #107

Welcome to Alt Legal IP News, a weekly digest of IP news and developments, delivered right to your inbox. 

If you have an article or update you think we’d like, please send submissions to hannah@altlegal.com.
 

Nobody Knows

- A bizarre trademark lawsuit over an "Ultra" trademark registration no one owned is likely heading to trial.

Nursing home movie nights may be a copyright liability. 

- Why did this Israeli author release a book of works by women without their consent?

Kanye, Games, and Vegetables

- Kanye may soon be coming to a screen near you.

- Katamari Damancy, a game where your character rolls around forming clumps, may be making a comeback

- Check out the untold story of the OXO vegetable peeler, "one of the great icons of 20th-century industrial design."

Science Lesson

- The CRISPR patent fight may have changed the course of biology

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-This is a fascinating look at what 13,000 patents involving the DNA of sea life can tell us. 

- The UN is fighting to make rapid progress in health crises, but intellectual property law reform may be necessary to do so.


 Odds and Ends

- Last week the Senate unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act. Here is a recap of what it does.

- Papa John's filed several trademark applications for a potential, very subtle name change.

- A photographer is suing Netflix for allegedly using his storm photo in Stranger Things.

- Are all US patent claims invalid?
 

See you next week!

Hannah from Alt Legal