- Dowd Scheffel
Matthew Dowd serves as counsel of record for case concerning trademark protection and 1st Amendment
Matthew Dowd was counsel of record for Professors Gregory Dolin, Tara J. Helfman, Irina D. Manta, and Kristen Jacobsen in one of the most important cases concerning trademark protection and the First Amendment. In Lee v. Tam, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is contending that the trademark applicant's mark is disparaging and cannot be registered under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act. Matthew Dowd filed the amicus brief on behalf of Professor Dolin and the other law professors detailing why the Section 2(a) is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. A copy of the amicus brief is available here.