Here’s my presentation to the Chicago Bar Association on April 6, 2016 on “Disparaging Trademarks: The Skin-ny on The Slants.”
In my talk, I explained how Section 2(a) works when the mark is considered disparaging of an identifiable group, how it was ruled unconstitutional in the recent en banc decision of the Federal Circuit in In Re Tam, and how it might affect the pending case over the Redskins logo in the 4th Circuit.
Disparaging Trademarks CBA Presentation
I’ve been busy with the new job, and enjoying all the challenges life has to bring, so I have not posted here in a while. I’d certainly planned to, but something always came up.
I have been more active on Twitter than anywhere else, posting links to interesting articles.
I also was jazzed to be on This Week in Law, #279, with the great title “Blame Kevin.” Thanks, Denise!
Here are some of the notable links: