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2017 NAPABA Lobby Day

5/24/2017
NAPABA Leadership Workshop

AMICUS BRIEFS

NOVEMBER 2016

Lee v. Tam (Supreme Court of the United States) | NAPABA and a national coalition of bar associations of color and the national LGBT Bar supported the petitioner, the U.S. government, in a challenge to the constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act by an Asian American band, “The Slants,” stemming from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s denial to register the band's trademark. (11/16/2016)


FEBRUARY 2016

Pro Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit) | NAPABA and Native American bar associations filed a brief in support of the defendants and in affirmance of the district court ruling upholding the cancellation of a trademark by a football team, which uses a racial slur against Native Americans. (2/11/2016)


OCTOBER 2015

Abigail Noel Fisher, Petitioner, v. University of Texas at Austin, et al., Respondents. (Supreme Court of the United States) | NAPABA as part of the Coalition of Bar Associations of Color (CBAC) supported the respondents, the University of Texas at Austin’s race-conscious undergraduate admissions policy. (10/30/2015) 


JULY 2015

In re Simon Shiao Tam (Fed. Cir. en banc) | NAPABA supported the appellee, the U.S. government, in a challenge by an Asian American band, “The Slants,” to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s refusal to register the band’s mark. (7/23/2015)