If you haven’t heard, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled and THE SLANTS trademark has won.  Section 2(a) has been invalidated with respect to “disparaging” trademarks.

In-re-Tam-En-banc

Here’s the opinion; some links reporting on the case can be found here: Here’s Eric Garder (Hollywood Reporter); here’s Bloomberg; NPR News; Billboard; Reuters.  You get the picture!

We represented The Slants at Archer & Greiner, P.C.  The appellate team consisted of John Connell, Joel MacMull, and our former colleague Darth Newman. Also me.

Winning  this was nice. It appears that our work here is probably not yet done.  But I will write more, however.

UPDATE: Paul Alan Levy; Mike Masnick (TechDirt); The Wall Street Journal; Sports Illustrated; the Daily Mail (UK).

Originally posted 2015-12-22 13:08:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Ron Coleman

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