23 November 2022TrademarksStaff Writer

SCOTUS takes up Jack Daniel’s parody clash

Justices to chew over ‘Bad Spaniels Silly Squeaker’ dog toy | Free expression and parody at issue | TM owners facing “mass confusion” claims the whiskey maker.

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