As we reported to you last September, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case involving the constitutionality of the provisions of the Lanham Act upon which the U.S. Trademark Office relied to deny registration of the rock band name “The Slants.” The hearing before the Court is scheduled for January 18, 2017. We are following this case closely and will report back with all developments. Stay tuned.

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Susan Neuberger Weller is a Member based in our Washington, DC office whose practice focuses on IP, related transactions, and IP litigation. Susan specializes in trademark, copyright, domain name, trade dress, and related areas of Internet, e-commerce, unfair competition, customs, and advertising law. She has written and contributed to numerous IP books and has provided IP commentary for Court TV as well as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and other publications. Susan was named a DC Super Lawyer from 2006 to 2010, has been listed in multiple editions of the Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners, and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.