Alt Legal IP News - Issue #135

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Most Popular

- Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Iancu v. Brunetti. Check out a summary here and the full transcript here

- Kim Kardashian plans to become a lawyer without going to law school. 

- Patagonia claims that Anheuser-Busch's new Patagonia beer rips off their branding elements.

Ongoing Disputes

- The multi-billion dollar Apple v. Qualcomm patent trial is about to begin.

- Two pillow makers are disputing similarities in advertising and packaging.

- Some intellectual property disputes may be moving to a new venue

Games, Toys, and Songs

- The TTAB sustained an opposition by Cards against Humanity against Vampire Squid Cards for their product Crabs Adjust Humidity.

- Lego successfully canceled the trademark of a Chinese imitator, Lepin.

- In the wake of a settlement that put the "Happy Birthday" song in the public domain, several other songs are now making their way through the courts on similar grounds. 

 Odds and Ends

- A serial trademark filer is claiming he is "the best troll."

- Some patent applications reveal pop-up phone screens might be in our future. 

- The PTAB is issuing some interesting decisions on cannabis patents. 

- A tweet by EFF complaining about a DMCA request was hit with its own DMCA takedown request. The EFF countered that "reporting about copyright infringement is not infringement."

See you next week!

Hannah from Alt Legal