Florida vs. First Amendment

Over the past weeks and months, you may have found yourself asking (or dreading to ask): what aspect of free speech will Florida target next? It started with the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, followed by the “Stop W.O.K.E.” Act’s efforts to ban books (including “woke” math text books), and the...

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Intellectual Property Update: Supreme Court Agrees to Review Appellate Decision Striking Down the Federal Trademark Law’s Ban on Registration of “Immoral” or “Scandalous” Trademarks

As I reported previously, following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the Lanham Act’s statutory bar to registration of “disparaging” trademarks ran afoul of the First Amendment, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit struck down a companion portion of the federal trademark law that precluded registration...

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Defamation and First Amendment Workshop with RPL Partner Nicole Page– RESCHEDULED

Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled. News of the rescheduled date will be posted as soon as possible. On Wednesday, March 15th, RPL Partner Nicole Page will lead a workshop on defamation and the first amendment. Hosted by Women Make Movies, this workshop will look at how recent high-profile defamation cases could have...

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