On November 5, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amici curiae brief submitted by eighteen constitutional law professors in support of the plaintiff in the case Pro-Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse, 15-1874 (4th Cir.).  The case concerns Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act’s prohibition against disparaging trademarks and whether that section is an abridgment of the First Amendment.  The brief’s principal authors are Rodney A. Smolla (Widener University, Delaware Law School) and Floyd Abrams.  The brief and full list of amici curiae law professors is available here.

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