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Iancu v. Brunetti

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-302 Fed. Cir. Apr 15, 2019
TBD TBD TBD OT 2018

Issue: Whether Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the federal registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” marks is facially invalid under the free speech clause of the First Amendment.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 29 2018Application (18A15) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 11, 2018 to August 10, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jul 05 2018Application (18A15) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until August 10, 2018.
Jul 31 2018Application (18A15) to extend further the time from August 10, 2018 to September 7, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Aug 01 2018Application (18A15) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 7, 2018.
Sep 07 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 9, 2018)
Sep 28 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 9, 2018 to November 8, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 02 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 8, 2018.
Nov 08 2018Brief of respondent Erik Brunetti filed.
Nov 28 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.
Dec 11 2018Reply of petitioners Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office filed. (Distributed)
Jan 04 2019Petition GRANTED.
Feb 11 2019SET FOR ARGUMENT on Monday, April 15, 2019
Feb 15 2019Brief of Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office submitted.
Feb 15 2019Joint Appendix submitted.
 
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