Tagged: First Amendment

Cannabis Shirt Battle Costs Iowa State Almost $1M

We previously posted about a four year legal battle that arose from a refusal by Iowa State University to let its school logos be used on t-shirts by an on-campus pro-cannabis group, and the free speech implications of this refusal. In that case, ISU was continue reading...

Cannabis Branding and Free Speech Considerations

A recent out-of-court settlement following an 8th Circuit decision in Gerlich v. Leath highlights some of the unique legal issues that surround the branding of products in the cannabis space. In 2012, two students at Iowa State University (ISU), Paul Gerlich and Erin Furleigh, secured continue reading...

Trademark Wars: Fox’s “Empire” Strikes Back

In another episode involving the First Amendment and the Lanham Act, Twentieth Century Fox’s “Empire” notched a win for the First Amendment.  In Twentieth Century Fox Television, et al. v. Empire Distribution Inc. the United States District Court for the Central District of California held that continue reading...