Ferrari threatened to sue a customer for trademark infringement for posting "distasteful" images that included the Ferrari brand.
- Scotland's space technology industry is booming, with a 12-fold increase in published space tech patents since 1969.
- Facebook was recently issued a patent to enable moderators to more easily censor content posted in groups. The tech includes a feature that would limit questionable content so that only the poster can see it.
- Nintendo's recent IP filings suggest new features for the Switch.
- Ford Motor Company's newest trademark suggests the company will soon offer new off-road packages. Check out the trademark application here.
Sitting on Capitol Hill
- Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that banning "immoral" or "scandalous" trademark registrations violates the First Amendment.
- Senator Marco Rubio wants to continue the fight against Chinese tech company Huawei and prevent it from ever receiving patent damages in US courts.
- Senators Chris Coons and Thom Tillis reflect on what they learned at the patent eligibility hearings.
A new study details the relationship between the government, specifically the USPTO, and the private sector. The study finds the movement of examiners from the USPTO to the private sector often correlates with the examiners' patent grant rates at those companies.
The counterfeit industry has grown so much over the years that counterfeit goods are no longer the only inauthentic good that can be found in the marketplace. Knockoff and replica goods are also very prevalent. While all three types of goods are inauthentic, there are some key differences between the three as explained below.
- A Swiss artist is suing GM for featuring his mural in social media ads.
- Does this ketchup bottle remind you of something?
- Advocates of the Music Modernization Act believe the legislation will benefit the music industry as a whole and increase fairness for independent musicians.
While some legal jobs are on the decline, there are 40 practice areas that did not exist 15 years ago, many of which impact intellectual property law.