Supreme Court Building

SCOTUS Series: Iancu v. Brunetti 

April 15, 2019
5:00 - 6:00 | Grossman Hall

Issue: Whether Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the federal registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” marks is facially invalid under the free speech clause of the First Amendment.


  • Erik Brunetti
    Founder of FUCT, Respondent
  • John Sommer
    Counsel for Brunetti, Respondent
  • Caleb Trotter
    Amicus Curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation in support of Respondent
  • Ted Davis
    Amicus Curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of Neither Party
  • Ilya Shapiro
    Amici Curiae of the Cato Institute, et. al. in support of Respondent
  • Jeremy Feigelson
    Amicus Curiae of the International Trademark Association in support of Respondent
  • Christine Haight Farley
    American University Washington College of Law, Moderator


American University Washington College of Law regularly invites counsel of record and counsel for selected amici to offer post-argument reflections in intellectual property (and related) cases heard by the Supreme Court. These events are held on the afternoon of oral argument before the Court.