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Trademark Cases To Watch In 2016

Law360, New York (December 24, 2015, 8:37 PM EST) -- From headline-grabbing appeals like the Washington Redskins', to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's quieter showdown with an Alabama federal judge, 2016 has plenty of trademark fun in store. Here are the key cases to follow.

The Redskins and The Slants

A billion-dollar football franchise. A rock 'n' roll band. Sensitive issues of race in America. And dueling constitutional challenges to a decades-old statute. There might be plenty of big trademark battles in 2016, but nothing comes close to those being waged by the Washington Redskins and The Slants.

The central issue in each case is the Lanham Act's Section 2(a),...

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