Band Front Man Asks U.S. High Court To Consider Trademark Disparagement

Mealey's (June 30, 2016, 12:08 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Asian-American dance rock band’s front man argues in a June 20 brief that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) petition should be granted by the U.S. Supreme Court so that the court can consider whether a mark is disparaging under 15 U.S. Code Section 1052(a) (Section 2[a]) (Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Simon Shiao Tam, No. 15-1293, U.S. Sup.).

(Respondent’s opposition brief available. Document #78-160701-003B.)

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