John Strand Quoted by Law360 on Debate Over Trademarks’ Function

John Strand was quoted by Law360 in an article titled “Penn State Suit Sets Off Debate Over Trademarks Function.” The article discusses how The Pennsylvania State University v. Vintage Brand, LLC could cause courts to reexamine the role of trademarks in merchandise licensing and potentially make it harder to prevail on counterfeiting claims. In this article, John Strand notes the issue as “murky” and asks whether people expect their college apparel to be approved by the institution. Read more (subscription required).