ELIPS On Demand Program 9/29/20
ELIPS On Demand Program 9/29/20

Scandalous Marks: The Impact of Brunetti, the PTO’s Widely-Used Commonplace Words Doctrine, and Social Justice

Presented by the Entertainment Law & Intellectual Property Section

Program Description

Explore the impact of Iancu v. Brunetti, which held it unconstitutional to bar registration of trademarks deemed “scandalous” or “immoral.” Examine the USPTO’s response - refusing scandalous marks on the novel ground that “widely-used commonplace words” must be refused - and the implications for brand owners whose mark is a common word, such as APPLE or UNITED. Does it follow from Brunetti that other provisions of the trademark statute are unconstitutional? How are brand owners responding to the renewed focus on social justice? We will explore these topics and more.

Originally Recorded 9/29/20


John R. Sommer, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Stussy, Inc.

Megan Carpenter, Dean and Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law

Duration & Credit Info

1 Hour of General CLE Credit

This On Demand Program is a streaming video presentation. Upon Purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the program and download the program materials PDF file. Once you have completed the program a certificate will be generated and emailed to you within 1-2 business days.

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Product Code: 092920ELIOD

Discounted member price: 35.00
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