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Top of the News
- The publisher of the Choose Your Own Adventure book series is alleging Netflix's new movie, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, infringes the publisher's trademarks.
- A jury stripped the Mongols biker gang of the trademark registration for the group's logo.
- McDonald's lost their Big Mac trademark registration in the EU following a dispute with an Irish restaurant chain.
- The Internet of Things has some interesting uses in the food industry.
- Who knew that glitter is such a secretive industry?
- Carla's Crazy Crunch is facing an uphill battle against Nestle, but their trademark dispute has had some positive side effects.
- For those celebrating, it is copyright week.
- The effects of last year's changes to Australia's copyright laws are beginning to show.
- Criticism is often fair use, but sometimes copyright can shut down criticism.
Odds and Ends
- Will software patents make a comeback?
- IBM received the most patents in 2018, making it the 26th year they have been the top US patent holder.
- Celebrity "creative directors" can create interesting intellectual property and advertising considerations.
- Deepfakes are being used to terrorize women online. Intellectual property laws may be able to help.
See you next week!
Hannah from Alt Legal