Free Speech vs. Bad Taste: Can "fuct" Be Trademarked?
1.5 substantive credits in PA, IL, CT, NY, NJ, FL
In 2017, the Supreme Court declared the Lanham Act’s ban against federal registration of “disparaging” trademarks unconstitutional under the First Amendment. But that ruling specifically left open the question of whether “immoral” and “scandalous” trademark registrations should remain banned.
Join us for a lively discussion of Iancu v. Brunetti, the case that will cause the Supreme Court to consider the constitutional protection afforded the trademark for the FUCT apparel line. Our distinguished panel will discuss the evolving frontier between trademark law and the first amendment.
The Honorable Kent A. Jordan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Jacqueline M. Lesser
Counsel, Baker Hostetler
Tobias Barrington Wolff
Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Cynthia Laury Dahl
Practice Professor of Law; Director, Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School