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- A "science-focused" company wants to protect their invention, which to most people seems a lot like a spliff.
- MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three scientists due to espionage concerns.
- The Justice Department is reviewing the government's lack of patent enforcement against Gilead, the maker of an HIV treatment drug.
- The owner of an Icelandic chain of supermarkets no longer holds the EU trademark registration for "Iceland."
- Christina Tosi, founder of Milk Bar in NYC, is suing JoJo's Milk Bar in Chicago for trademark infringement.
- PepsiCo sued 4 Indian farmers for cultivating patented potatoes. The company immediately also offered to settle with the farmers.
- Twitter removed one of the president's tweets due to copyright infringement.
- Even though copyright law has failed some creatives, social media has led to increased accountability and transparency.
- Ready for phones with wraparound displays?
Odds and Ends
- Off-White is claiming to have common law trademark rights for the use of quotation marks.
- Check out this deep dive on color as a trademark.
- Last week I included a story about counterfeit Legos. The counterfeit company was using blueprints and had over 600,000 finished sets seized.
- Universal Music was denied a trademark registration for "As Heard on TV."
- Amazon is trying a new tactic to combat counterfeiting and infringement: they are bringing on lawyers for sellers.
See you next week!
Hannah from Alt Legal