Need some good reading material? Here’s a quick recap of the top IP news stories we loved diving into this month!

  • “In these times of crisis, did we also learn that the world of trademarks was turned upside down? How else can you describe the fact that the world’s highest-grossing pharmaceuticals had – in essence – no trademarks? Along comes COVID, and the world’s best-selling drugs are known only by the names of manufacturers who produce them.” – The World’s Best-Selling Pharmaceuticals Don’t Need Trademarks, Forbes
  • “The US Copyright Office has rejected a request to let an AI copyright a work of art. Last week, a three-person board reviewed a 2019 ruling against Steven Thaler, who tried to copyright a picture on behalf of an algorithm he dubbed Creativity Machine. The board found that Thaler’s AI-created image didn’t include an element of “human authorship” — a necessary standard, it said, for protection.” – The US Copyright Office says an AI can’t copyright its art, The Verge



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