Elizabeth Brannen, Managing Partner, Stris & Maher LLP
Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University
Andrew C. Michaels, Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Houston Law Center
On March 22, 2023, the justices will hear oral arguments in a case that implicates the balance between two fundamental constitutional interests—trademark protection and speech rights—in the context of a dog-toy maker’s parody of an iconic whiskey brand. Our panelists will focus on the distinct questions the Court has asked the parties to address, the multitude of related considerations and concerns that could animate the arguments, and the justices’ options for connecting all the disparate dots in its ruling.