LexBlog featured the article “Does TRUMP Trademark Ruling Create First Amendment Exception That Is TOO BIG or TOO SMALL?” co-authored by James P. Flynn and Kevin Elkins, attorneys in the Litigation & Business Disputes practice, in their “Best of Law Blogging” roundup.

Following is an excerpt:

The LexBlog community closed out February with a batch of great posts and shot right out of the gates in March with more of the same. This week Alec Downing and Michelle Newblom bring you webinar recaps, welcome posts and an interesting trademark case involving a public figure. …

Michelle’s Picks

You normally can’t trademark someone’s name without that person’s consent, but the waters get a little murky when you’re dealing with a public figure and the trademark is viewed as an exercise of free speech critical of that public figure. Jim Flynn and Kevin Elkins co-author this great piece that walks through the story of someone trying to incorporate the word TRUMP into a trademark. It’s well-written, and most of all, extremely interesting. Available at Epstein Becker & Green’s Commercial Litigation Update.

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