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Supreme Court: Trademark licences survive bankruptcy rejection

The Supreme Court settled a long-standing circuit split regarding the impact of bankruptcy filings on trademark licences.

Poland files complaint with EU’s top court over copyright rule change

Poland has submitted a complaint to the European Union’s top court against copyright rules adopted by the bloc in April to protect Europe’s creative industries, which Warsaw says may result in preventative censorship.

Amazon filed a patent to record you before you even say ‘Alexa’

Amazon has filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office describing a technology that would allow the Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices to capture what you say before a wake word is uttered.

Bittersweet no more: Rolling Stones pass Verve royalties to Richard Ashcroft

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones have ended one of the most acrimonious copyright disputes in British pop history, by granting Richard Ashcroft all future royalties from his 1997 song Bitter Sweet Symphony, performed by the Verve.

And finally…

Psalm West, 2 weeks old, is officially trademarked

TMZ reported today that Kim Kardashian filed for trademark protections under her company name for the name of her newborn son, Psalm West. Yes, really.

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