Alt Legal IP News - Issue #111

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- A new proposal may require foreign trademark applicants to have a US licensed attorney to file with the USPTO. View the proposal here.

- Chief Justice John Roberts talked trademarks

- A federal appeals court in Atlanta ruled that annotations to the state's legal code are "intrinsically public domain material."

Empirical data can reveal interesting patterns in the Supreme Court's docket. 


Celebrity Smorgasbord

- Kevin Hart settled a trademark dispute over the phrase "Laugh Out Loud."

- Colin Kaepernick is seeking trademark rights for an image of himself. 

- Hailey Baldwin filed a trademark application for "Hailey Bieber." 


Degrees of Enforcement

- Halston is suing Calvin Klein over similar dress designs that Halston alleges are being passed off as "authentic."

- What is the soft cost of aggressive trademark enforcement?

NASA is licensing its patent portfolio to try to achieve the widest possible distribution of technology. 


 Odds and Ends

- One of the world's best selling drugs, Humira, no longer has patent protection in the EU.  


- The widow of John Delorean cannot undo a previous settlement giving up royalties fromBack to the Future

- If there were a competition for the cutest patent holder, these two brothers might win

YouTube's CEO is urging protests of the EU's new controversial copyright law.

- Bloomberg previously reported that China was using microchips to steal intellectual property. Apple's CEO is calling for a retraction of the story

See you next week!

Hannah from Alt Legal