Brian Iverson

Brian Iverson

Brian Iverson is a Member in the Washington, D.C. office of Bass Berry + Sims, where he focuses his practice on trademark litigation and other complex commercial dispute resolution. Mr. Iverson has represented clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and many other federal and state courts across the country. He also regularly advises clients on trademark selection, brand protection, domain names, and other strategic trademark issues. Mr. Iverson is an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and was selected as a “Rising Star” in the 2014-2018 editions of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers. He earned his B.B.A. from Belmont University, cum laude, and his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif.

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Posts by Brian Iverson

Supreme Court Asked to Consider Immoral or Scandalous Trademarks

On September 7, 2018, the government filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the case relating to Eric Brunetti’s clothing brand, called FUCT. Although Brunetti has marketed …
By Brian Iverson
6 months ago 1

Matal v. Tam: What’s New and What to Watch in Registration of Disparaging, Immoral, and Scandalous Trademarks

Many other related issues remain ripe for consideration in Brunetti and future cases. Most significantly, are trademarks considered “commercial speech?”  If so, laws relating to trademarks might …
By Brian Iverson
7 months ago 1

Disparaging, Immoral, and Scandalous Trademarks Since Matal v. Tam

A little more than one year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Lanham Act’s disparagement clause as unconstitutional in Matal v. Tam, 137 S. …
By Brian Iverson
9 months ago 1