Scandalous, Immoral or Disparaging Intellectual Property Under Lanham Act Section 2(A): History, Precedent, and Recent Decisions Such as In re Tam, In re Brunetti

March 2, 2016
12:00pm
Room Y400
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Panelists

  • Christina Hieber, Office of the Solicitor, US Patent & Trademark Office
  • Professor Christine H. Farley, American University Washington College of Law
  • Arthur B. Spitzer, Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital
  • Charan Brahma, Troutman Sanders
  • Moderator: Omar A. Khan, Counsel, WilmerHale

1:15pm  IP Clinical Advocacy in the Use of Native Names and Mascotting

  • Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law
  • Victoria Phillips, AUWCL Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic

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