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Alt Legal IP News - Issue #133

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Hot Topics

- Cardi B may face some drag queen opposition while trying to register "okurrr" as a trademark. 

- Warner Bros' trademark application for a Harry Potter quote was denied.

- Olivia Jade, one of the children involved in the college admission scandal, received an office action for poor punctuation in her trademark application.
 

Cutting Edge Technology

- Technology is reshaping the cannabis industry

- 3D printing has created unique problems for intellectual property owners and potential infringers. 

- In honor of March Madness, these are some of basketball's famous patents.
 

Play the Hits

- Here is a brief history of copying in songs, starting in 1722. 

- After the "Blurred Lines" litigation, some songwriters are nervous about creating new music

- Ariana Grande signed away 90% of the songwriting royalties for one of her recent singles. 
 

 Odds and Ends

- These 32 women changed all of our lives, even in small ways. Even though women have been long overlooked, they are getting more patents now than ever.
 
- Dum-Dums won a victory over a lollipop rival with confusingly similar packaging. 

- The Supreme Court will not review the case involving the Nike "Jumpman" logo. 

13 members of the European Parliament may have incorrectly cast votes on the controversial Copyright Directive. 
 


See you next week!

Hannah from Alt Legal