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Commentary: Case examines balance between trademark protection, First Amendment rights

The Supreme Court recently agreed to review a somewhat novel case involving potential trademark infringement and the First Amendment. VIP Products, LLC v. Jack Daniels Properties, Inc., No. 22-148. VIP Products manufactured and sold a series of rubber dog toys called "Silly Squeakers," made to resemble liquor bottles. Among them was Bad Spaniels, which looks like ...