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

  • “…TikTok is the battleground […] In June 2021 several popular Black creators were so fed up with having their dances stolen or not credited that they decided to join forces and go on strike, refusing to post new dance content to bring attention to the issue.” – Laying claim to dance isn’t as straightforward for TikTok creators, Quartz

Final tidbits: Overview on Big Tech’s Patent Race to Self-Driving Trucks; Key Points to Acquiring a Patent for Each Acquisition Type; Crocs claims trademark infringement of its’ ‘quirky design


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