CAFC Hears En Banc Oral Argument in THE SLANTS Appeal
On Friday, October 2nd, the CAFC heard oral argument en banc in in re Tam, the issue being whether "the bar on registration of disparaging marks in 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a) violate[s] the First Amendment?" You too can hear the argument by going to this link and typing in the date of 2015-10-02 and the appeal number 2014-1203. Prior TTABlog postings regarding this case may be found here [TTAB], here [CAFC], and here [CAFC].
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