Intellectual Property Section

This section provides a resource for lawyers who practice in intellectual property or have an interest in building an intellectual property practice. The practice areas of trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent law fall within this section.

Chair
Bahou Law PLLC
424 Church Street, Suite 2000
Nashville, TN 37219
Twitter: @ajbahou
LinkedIn: ajbahou/
(615)712-6580
Immediate Past Chair
Merchant & Gould, P.C.
9717 Cogdill Road, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37932
(865)380-5977
Vice-Chair
Butler Snow LLP
P.O. Box 171443
Memphis, TN 38187
(901)680-7333
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

SCOTUS to Take Up Trump Travel Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court today announced it would take on the case against the latest version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which blocks individuals from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States, Fox News reports. The court will hear arguments in April and is expected to issue a ruling in June. This version of the ban applies to citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, as well as North Korea and certain people from Venezuela.
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Army Opposes Vegas Hockey Team’s Trademark

The Department of the Army today filed a notice of opposition with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office against Black Knight Sports and Entertainment over the use of the name “Golden Knights” for an NHL Las Vegas expansion team. Sportslogos.net reports that the Army “believes it will be damaged” by the registration of the trademark, as they have used it since 1969 in connection with the U.S. Army Parachute team and public relations efforts. The Golden Knights’ majority owner noted that the team’s color scheme was inspired by that of West Point.
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