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Alt Legal IP News - Issue #146

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #146

Listen to the Music

- Music streaming company Spotify settled two copyright infringement lawsuits and will shell out more than $40 million to songwriters.

- Universal Music Group, which owns the famous "Motown" trademark, is looking to prevent boy band O-Town from continuing to use their name.

- Is there a legal loophole that leaves famous guitar riffs without copyright protection?

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #144

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #144

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.