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Kevin Casey Discusses Disparaging Trademarks at Temple University Law School

October 31, 2017
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Partner Kevin R. Casey served as a panelist at Temple University Beasley School of Law on Oct. 23 in Philadelphia. The panel, titled, “Matal v. Tam: Disparaging Trademarks,” discussed the June 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam, which involved and Asian-American rock band called “The Slants,” and other disparaging trademarks, such as the Washington Redskins mark. The audience included law students, professors, and staff interested in IP Law and in Sports and Entertainment Law. Their questions to the panel addressed the trademark law, civil rights and free speech aspects of the case.   

Casey is chair of the intellectual property and the IP litigation groups at Stradley Ronon and an active member of the alternative dispute resolution group. He has counseled clients for over 30 years in all aspects of the IP field, focusing on patents, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing and opinions. Casey has also been lead litigation counsel and has participated as assistant counsel in more than 60 cases. He has an active appellate practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he clerked for former Chief Judge Helen Nies.

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