July 5th, 2017

Prof. Hansen calls Matal v. Tam “Most important free speech case in many years” in SCOTUSblog Post

Professor Hugh C. Hansen authored a blog post on the recent Supreme Court opinion Matal v. Tam for SCOTUSblog.com. The Court’s judgment on the trademark “Slants” case was announced on June 19th, 2017. Professor Hansen argues that the case is one of the most important First Amendment free speech cases to come along in many years […]

December 19th, 2016

Prof. Hugh C. Hansen Files Amicus Brief in Lee v. Tam (SCOTUS)

On December 16, Professor Hugh C. Hansen submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of Respondent, Simon Tam, in the case Lee v. Tam (15-1293), which is currently before the Supreme Court of the United States. Prof. Hansen’s brief employs a legal realist perspective to advise the Court on important considerations relevant to both First […]

September 26th, 2016

Fellow Sven Schonhofen Publishes Articles in JIPLP

Over the past year, Sven Schonhofen has been prolific in publishing a series of articles for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Policy (JIPLP).  Following his graduation from Fordham’s LLM program in May 2015, Sven returned to Germany where he is an Associate in the Media, Technology & Telecommunications Practice Group at Olswang LLP while […]

November 6th, 2015

Prof. Hugh C. Hansen Joins Con Law Profs Brief in PFI v. Blackhorse (4th Cir.)

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 […]

September 28th, 2015

In re Simon Shiao Tam Amicus Brief

In June, Prof. Hansen filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court, which had taken an appeal from the Federal Circuit’s decision in In re: Simon Shiao Tam (April 20, 2015). The case presented the issue of whether the TTAB erred in refusing to register the trademark of Mr. Tam’s band, THE SLANTS, on grounds […]

June 18th, 2015

Prof. Hansen Files Amicus Brief in In re Tam (Federal Cir.)

In June, Prof. Hansen filed an amicus brief in the sua sponte hearing en banc ordered by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in In re: Simon Shiao Tam. The hearing followed from the Federal Circuit panel decision taken on appeal from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). The case presented the […]

Fordham IP Institute