September 2014

Bleg: Seeking Research on “Disparaging” Trademarks Under Lanham Act 2(a)

Because I don’t have enough to do, I have taken on a time-sensitive research project for an ABA task force examining the provisions of the Lanham Act barring registrations of “scandalous” and “disparaging” marks (my task focuses on disparagement). I’m sure many of my law professor and lawyer friends have thought and written about these provisions more thoroughly than I have. If you’re one of them, I’d be grateful for you pointing me in the direction of the best sources to consult. Shameless self-promotion is heartily encouraged.