Brands Behaving Badly

Trademark Reporter, 2019

16 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2019

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Sonia Katyal

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Date Written: August 29, 2019


This brief commentary succinctly analyzes the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court in Matal v. Tam and Iancu v. Brunetti, and then challenges the reader to balance the importance of free speech in commerce against the value of diversity in society.

Keywords: trademarks, free speech

Suggested Citation

Katyal, Sonia, Brands Behaving Badly (August 29, 2019). Trademark Reporter, 2019, Available at SSRN: or

Sonia Katyal (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

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