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!
- “In 2013, Katrina Parrott came up with the idea of emojis in diverse skin tones, years before they made their way to smartphones around the world. Ten years later, the Black mom from League City, Texas, said she is still waiting for recognition for her idea — and a patent, for which she has been rejected multiple times.” – This Black Mom Invented Skin Tone Emojis, But Her Patent Attempts Have Been Shot Down Repeatedly, BuzzFeed
- “The biggest mistake people make with their intellectual property has nothing to do with protection.” – The Biggest Mistake Startups And Inventors Make? It Isn’t Patents, Forbes
- “The rapper is opposing the trademark application filed by Real Housewives of Potomac stars Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon.” – Real Slim Shady vs. Real Housewives: Eminem Tries to Block ‘Reasonably Shady’ Trademark, Rolling Stone
- “A copyright registration granted to the Zarya of the Dawn comic book has been partially canceled, because it included “non-human authorship” that hadn’t been taken into account.” – The US Copyright Office says you can’t copyright Midjourney AI-generated images, The Verge
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