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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