It’s a Tam, Tam, Tam world

Along with a podcast for the American Constitution Center and an NPR interview running the morning of the Tam argument (next Wednesday), I’ll also be on a post-argument panel at AU–the panel before features none other than Tam himself.

American University Washington College of Law 

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property 
Presents
Supreme Court Series:
Lee v. Tam
Post Argument Discussion

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
3:15pm Registration
3:30pm Policy Panel
4:15 Legal Panel
Reception to follow

NT01 Ceremonial Classroom in Warren Building
American University, Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave., NW Washington DC 20016 

Registration & CLE information:Lee v. Tam

In PIJIP’s ongoing Supreme Court Series, a panel of counsel for amici and parties will discuss the case on the afternoon following oral argument before the Court.


Issue in Lee: Whether the disparagement provision of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1052(a), which provides that no trademark shall be refused registration on account of its nature unless, inter alia, it “[c]onsists of . . . matter which may disparage . . . persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute” is facially invalid under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.

Prof. Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law (Moderator)

3:30pm – First Panel – Policy Discussion

  • Simon Tam, The Slants (Respondent)
  • Prof. Victoria Phillips, American University Washington College of Law
4:15pm – Second Panel – Legal Discussion
  • John Connell, Archer Law (Counsel for Respondent)
  • Joel MacMull, Archer Law (Counsel for Respondent)
  • Jesse Witten, Drinker Biddle (representing Amanda Blackhorse, et al. amicus brief)
  • Prof. Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown University (representing Law Professors on amicus brief)
  • Ilya Shapiro, CATO Institute (representing CATO Institute on amicus brief)

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