Trademark Cases To Watch in 2017

By Bill Donahue (January 2, 2017, 1:03 PM EST) -- With an epic trademark battle already before the U.S. Supreme Court and potentially several more on the way, 2017 will be another exciting year in trademark law. Here's what you need to watch. 

Lee v. Tam

For the second year in a row, all eyes in trademark law in 2017 will be on The Slants — the Oregon rock 'n' roll band fighting at the U.S. Supreme Court to prove that the federal government's ban on offensive marks violates the First Amendment.

At issue in the band's case, set for arguments before the justices on Jan. 18, is the Lanham Act's...

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