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Armen N. Nercessian

is an Associate at Fennwick & West, LLP who focuses his practice on litigation and practice litigation matters for technology-based companies. While in law school, Armen was a member of the Moot Court Board and served as a law clerk for the Orleans Public Defenders office. He is a member of the engineering honors societies Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.?”

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Recent Articles by Armen N. Nercessian

Supreme Court Rocks the Trademark Office in ‘Slants’ Case

After a streak of six patent decisions uniformly overruling the Federal Circuit, and for the first time all term, the Supreme Court finally handed the Federal Circuit a win this week. In its landmark ruling in Matal v. Tam (formerly Lee v. Tam), the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the restriction on the registration of marks that “disparage” under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a). Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote unanimously for the eight justices in holding that Section 2(a)’s prohibition on disparaging registrations violates “a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend.”