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Alt Legal IP News - Issue #123

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High Times

- What is the future of weed?

- You can't compare apples to cannabis.

- Thai officials are striking down foreign firms' medical marijuana patent applications.
 

Rule Makers

- A federal judge is unsealing court records that may reveal a patent troll's complex machinations

- Amid trade talks, a White House advisor is continuing to receive Chinese trademark registrations. 

- Canada's new trademark rules are almost here. 
 

Famous Friends

- A DJ was granted a trademark registration for "6IX," despite opposition from Drake. 

Rihanna is suing her father over the name of his entertainment company. 

- Does Kylie Jenner have a trademark problem? Check out her application here
 

 Odds and Ends

- Do you ever wish you could go back to the days when you had a Motorola Razr?

PepsiCo and a moonshine distillery are disputing the rights to use the phrase "Mountain Dew."

- A new fashion exhibit raises some interesting questions about gray areas in IP and how IP can be a force for good.

Trade talks between the US and China are falling short of solving some IP issues.


See you next week!

Hannah from Alt Legal