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Alt Legal IP News - Issue #143

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #143

- Streaming company Twitch is finally cracking down on users who stream illegal, explicit, and copyrightable content.

- A trademark attorney is facing a malpractice suit after switching sides and challenging a trademark he helped get registered.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #126

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #126

- The USPTO released a report on trends and characteristics of inventors that are women. The report shows that while there is some good news, there is still much to be done to increase diversity. 

- Tuberculosis survivors are challenging a pharmaceutical company's patent-protected monopoly on TB treatment.

Alt Legal IP News- Issue #110

Alt Legal IP News- Issue #110

- WeWork's new business line, HQ by WeWork, has resulted in an interesting trademark debate over the term "HQ." 

The New Yorker put together a comprehensive story about an unanswered question: Did Uber steal Google's intellectual property?

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #93

  Alt Legal IP News - Issue #93

- A European Court has handed down the long-awaited decision in the Christian Louboutin ‘red soles’ dispute.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #59

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #59

The production company behind the Simpsons has filed trademark applications for their closing credits logo, animation, and jingle

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #51

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #51

Costco's decision to make and sell "Tiffany" rings made them $3.7 million. They now must pay $19 million to Tiffany & Co.
 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #13

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #13

The New York Law Journal released a list honoring the Top Women in Law for 2016. Congratulations to all the women who made the list and all those that continue to fight for gender equality in the legal field. 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #7

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #7

Craft beer is everywhere. Particularly in Canada and the US, the number of craft breweries has exploded. And with each brewery a new set of potential trademarks is born. And obtaining a registration can be quite a fight
 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #3

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #3

Augmented reality (AR) has recently exploded into the tech space with the release of Pokemon Go. AR poses some interesting IP and cybersecurity questions, highlighted here.
 

Tongan Shell Game: How Apple and Google File Trademarks

Tongan Shell Game: How Apple and Google File Trademarks

Few product announcements command the same level of attention as Apple’s. Its semi-annual product event this September was mentioned over 2.4 million times on Twitter alone. Fans, competitors, and tech prophets scour whatever sources, including trademark applications, to derive early insight and create predictions. Companies are becoming increasingly savvy as a result, hiding their IP filings using a combination of shell companies and clever trademark filing strategies.