Supreme Court Building

SCOTUS Series: Iancu v. Brunetti 

April 15, 2019
5:00pm | Grossman Hall 

Reception to Follow

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. 


  • 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


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.


Decision: June 24, 2019
Argument: TranscriptAudio

All briefs available on SCOTUSblog: Iancu v. Brunetti