Slanted Justice: Free Speech and Trademark Law at the Supreme Court
- John and Frances Angelos Law Center
- 12th floor
Join us for an evening of storytelling, acoustic music and legal discussion with Simon Tam, the front man of The Slants, an Asian-American band founded to challenge racial stereotypes and named to defang a derogatory epithet. Ironically, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office refused to trademark the band's name, finding it was a disparaging term for people of Asian-American descent.
Mr. Tam sued and ultimately won his fight with a unanimous decision in the Supreme Court. At this event, he will perform live, recount his experiences and discuss the complex interplay between discrimination and free speech.
The evening is co-sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson.
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- Christine Stutz
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