Christine Farley
Professor Christine Farley

On April 27th, Professor Christine Farley will speak at Duquesne Law School, along with the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association and the Federal Bar Association on the CLE, “A Name Worth Fighting For? The Slants, Trademark Law, and Free Expression.”

Simon Tam, the band’s founder and bassist, will join with Professor Farley and other legal scholars in a panel discussion about trademark law, including whether the band’s choice to claim the name should be protected by the First Amendment. Associate Dean Jacob H Rooksby, who teaches intellectual property law at Duquesne, will serve as the discussion moderator.