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Boschert and Suire Published in International Association of Defense Counsel Newsletter
August 21, 2017

Neville H. Boschert, a partner in the firm’s Business and Commercial Litigation group, and Blair B. Suire, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property group were recently published in the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Intellectual Property Committee Newsletter. The article titled “Supreme Court Confirms First Amendment Protection of Trademarks” discussed the United States Supreme Court ruling on the Matal v. Tam case, declaring that a trademark is not government speech, even after being registered by the U.S. Patent office. The disparagement provision of the federal trademark law was held to be an unconstitutional restriction of the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment. To read more, click here.