Need some good reading material? Here’s a quick recap of the top IP news stories and hot topics in IP we loved diving into the past month!
- “Nearly any brand element can qualify for trademark protection, as long as the trademark is protecting something that uniquely represents and differentiates your business’s services or offerings from competitors.” – What Digital Assets Can You Trademark?, US Chamber of Commerce
- “‘Copyright is incredibly broad and all-encompassing,” technology lawyer and podcaster Denise Howell tells Axios. “We’re in the wild west days of this, as far as how it’s going to shake out legally.'” – Copyright law will shape how we use generative AI, Axios
- “Never before had a dissenting opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court so closely resembled an art history paper. Francis Bacon, Giorgione, Édouard Manet, Titian, Diego Velázquez: work by all these artists was reproduced in Justice Elena Kagan’s scathing objection to the majority opinion in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts v. Goldsmith…” – The Year in Review: Andy Warhol and a Year in Copyright, Frieze
- “‘Throughout 2023, a number of legislative initiatives impacting intellectual property rights were introduced in the United States Congress or signed into law by the President…Below is a summary of some of the key legislative efforts in 2023 touching on U.S. IP rights.”- The Bills to Watch: IP Legislation of 2023 That Will Affect Your 2024, IPWatchdog
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