This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Eleventh Circuit overturns a summary judgment ruling against Wreal while clarifying the application of the likelihood of confusion factors in reverse infringement cases; the Supreme Court denies the petition for writ of certiorari in American Axle v. Neapco; the European Union creates its first regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and digital assets; Senators Thom Tillis and Steve Daines ask Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the potential that spam filters are censoring political emails; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will begin mandating identity verification for parties filing certain kinds of electronic trademark forms with the agency with the goal of stopping Trademark Terminal and other well-known trademark scams; INTA asks the Second Circuit to clarify the definition of “expressive works” for applications of the Rogers test; the Third Circuit overturns a preliminary injunction after finding no valid copyright ownership over a fireworks communications protocol; and the FCC approves SpaceX’s application to offer commercial Internet services to boats, airplanes and automobiles through its Starlink satellite Internet system.

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