The Zappa siblings are involved in an ongoing trademark battle, which Dweezil has outlined in a lengthy personal blog post.
Australian cannabis companies are dealing with IP difficulties similar to those of US cannabis companies. This post compares the jurisdictions and the options for seeking protection through Plant Breeder's Rights, patents, and The Open Cannabis Project.
For this week's digest, we are collaborating with MothersEsquire, a wonderful organization founded by an Alt Legal customer, Michelle Browning Coughlin of Cahill IP. MothersEsquire is working not only for gender equality but also to disrupt the motherhood penalty in the legal industry. Visit their site to learn more about the organization and to join their cause (no children required)!
In New York, David Chang has paired up with Impossible Foods to serve the Impossible Burger. It's made completely of plant products but supposedly smells, tastes, and looks (even "bleeding" beet juice) very much like beef. Check out the Impossible patents for cheese replicas, the formation of the aroma profile, and a method for secretion of heme-containing polypeptides.