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Alt Legal IP News - Issue #121

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #121

- Justice Alito has unrecused himself, which he has previously done nine times, in the ongoing Oracle copyright case. 

- The Supreme Court has two copyright cases on their January argument calendar. One will try to resolve when registration of a copyright claim has "been made."

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #108

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #108

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.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #95

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #95

- Bacardi has been enforcing their trademark rights since 1936, often using the slogan "It's your right" to assure consumers they should have Bacardi rum in their Bacardi cocktail. Check out the legal history of the Bacardi cocktail here

Beyond the Docket: Gordon Firemark

Beyond the Docket: Gordon Firemark

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This week we talk with entertainment lawyer and podcaster Gordon Firemark. Gordon's deep roots in the theatre and passion for technology fuel his legal practice. We talk about the #metoo movement, educating the community and being "internet famous."

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #67

 Alt Legal IP News - Issue #67

A judge approved a deal for the production of a documentary about Prince's life, which is estimated to earn his estate an eight-figure sum. 
 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #60

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #60

A judge affirmed his initial ruling against Lions Gate in a case over a parody of the signature move from Dirty Dancing, answering the question of whether the material was protected by copyright or trademark.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #54

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #54

A mistake on the title card of Night of the Living Dead led to an explosion of zombie (movie) apocalypses. 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #45

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #45

Rideshare apps are now so common that many businesses and travel hubs designate specific areas for those drivers and passengers. If the business uses the app's logo, is it nominative fair use?