How a Blog Post Led to a Supreme Court Argument

, Supreme Court Brief


In 2011, Ronald Coleman banged out a frustrated entry on his popular trademark blog about an Asian-American rock band, The Slants, that was fighting to have its name accepted as a registered trademark. "Good luck with that, fellows," Coleman wrote on the blog, titled Likelihood of Confusion. Little did Coleman know that the post would trigger a chain of events that culminates Jan. 18 when his Archer & Greiner law partner John Connell argues pro bono before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of The Slants.

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