Apr 242015

In a recent piece published by Slate,  WCL Professors Robert L. Tsai and Christine Haight Farley argue that the Washington football team’s use of a racist term as a trademark  affects interstate commerce.  Congress therefore has “the power—and perhaps even an obligation—to confront pervasive forms of inequality.” Click here for the piece on slate.com.

Apr 232015

by WCL Professors Robert L. Tsai and Christine Haight Farley Originally posted on the PrawfsBlawg, Link On Tuesday, the Federal Circuit issued a unanimous decision (In re Tam) holding that the mark THE SLANTS was properly refused registration because it is disparaging to people of Asian descent.  Since 2010, Simon Shiao Tam, the front man […]

Apr 232015

by WCL Professors Robert L. Tsai and Christine Haight Farley Originally posted on the PrawfsBlawg, Link The ACLU recently filed an amicus brief in the Washington Redskins trademark case, arguing that the Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) cancellation of Redskins registrations constitutes viewpoint discrimination contrary to the First Amendment, and urging the federal court to […]

Apr 082015

American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property students, alumni, faculty, mentors and friends – come to the annual Spring bbq and jam at Sean’s house April 9 6pm Margaritas and tacos, 7pm Toast to the 3Ls 7:30-9 Jam session 9-10 Hang out RSVP at http://www.jotformpro.com/pijip/events

Mar 252015

Prof. Michael Carroll spoke on a panel about the transition to digital learning at a National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) conference on federal education policy.  He discussed the licensing issues involved when student and teachers use and remixing digital materials. As quoted in statescoop.com:  “We better think about what are our policies […]

Jan 292015

Thirty six law professors have signed an open letter to the Federal Communications Commission which states that the only way to protect network neutrality is for the FCC to adopt Open Internet rules under Title II of the Communications Act. Stanford CIS’s statement on the release says: “The letter represents an unprecedented display of support […]

Jan 212015

Professor Jonas Anderson and two co-authors, Peter Menell (Berkeley) and Arti Rai (Duke), were the only friends of the Court other than the Solicitor General cited in the Supreme Court’s opinion Teva v. Sandoz, released yesterday.  The case involved the standard of review that the appellate court should use in cases involving the interpretation of […]

Jan 212015

PIJIP Professor Sean Flynn will speak about intellectual property in trade agreements at a conference on “Convergence and Divergence in Mega-Regional  Trade and Investment Agreements.”  The conference will be co-hosted by the American University School of International Service and American University Washington College of Law’s Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy.  It will be […]

Jan 212015

[AULR Announcement, Link]  The American University Law Review is proud to announce its upcoming annual Federal Circuit Symposium, “Trending IP Topics in 2015:  A Table Talk with Chief Judge Sharon Prost (WCL ’79) and Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa,” to be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015.  Hosted at the United States Court of Appeals for the […]