Alt Legal IP News - Issue #140

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Famous People

- In the wake of rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle's death, the Crips are seeking a trademark registration for one of his slogans.

- Kim and Kanye never wait long to file a trademark application for their baby names.

Cardi B called out TMZ for using a recently filed trademark application to stir up speculation about her upcoming projects.

Copyright Corner

- A Texas school district has been ordered to pay $9.2 million for copyright infringement.

- Two decades after their hit song came out, the Verve may start to finally receive royalties for their song "Bittersweet Symphony."
- The lawsuit between the creator of Pepe the Frog and Infowars will go to trial.

- DC Comics lost a copyright infringement suit against an Indonesian snack company.

Big Brands

- Ai Wei-Wei, a Chinese artist, is suing Volkswagen for including his work in one of their ads. 

- Dyson may be getting into the car business

Amazon may be recording you, even before you say "Alexa."

 Odds and Ends

- A serial rapist in China used a doctored manhole cover patent to help him escape from prison.

- The Supreme Court recently decided that a trademark licensor in bankruptcy cannot prevent a licensee from continuing to operate under the license.

- A satirical Canadian website has been ordered to pay $23,000 for trademark infringement.

- A cannabis trademark dispute highlights deeper problems of gender and leadership in the industry. 

See you next week!

Hannah from Alt Legal