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Rebecca L. Tushnet

Professor of Law

B.A., Harvard; J.D., Yale

Areas of Expertise:

Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Trademark

Professor Tushnet has taught at Georgetown since 2004.  Previously, she was on the faculty at New York University School of Law. She also has worked...

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Professor Tushnet has taught at Georgetown since 2004.  Previously, she was on the faculty at New York University School of Law. She also has worked at Debevoise & Plimpton in Washington, D.C., where she
specialized in intellectual property. She clerked for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia and Associate Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professor Tushnet graduated from Harvard University in 1995 and from Yale Law School in 1998. At Yale, Professor Tushnet served as an articles editor for the Yale Law Journal and as an editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.  During her law school summers, she worked for the Center for Reproductive Law & Policy and for Bredhoff & Kaiser.

Professor Tushnet's publications include "Worth a Thousand Words: The Images of Copyright Law" (Harvard L. Rev. 2011); "Gone in 60 Milliseconds: Trademark Law and Cognitive Science" (Texas L. Rev. 2008); and "Copy This Essay: How Fair Use Doctrine Harms Free Speech and How Copying
Serves It" (Yale L.J. 2004).Her work currently focuses on the relationship between the First Amendment and false advertising law.She is the head of the legal committee of the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and promoting fanworks. She is also an expert on the law of engagement rings.



 

Recent Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Rebecca Tushnet, Registering Disagreement: Registration in Modern American Trademark Law, 130 Harv. L. Rev. 867-941 (2017).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Fixing Incontestability: The Next Frontier?, 23 B.U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 434-455 (2017).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Raising Walls Against Overlapping Rights: Preemption and the Right of Publicity, 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1539-1559 (2017).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Fair Use's Unfinished Business, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 399-411 (2016).    [W] [WWW]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Rebecca Tushnet, Architecture and Morality: Transformative Works, Transforming Fans, in Creativity Without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property 171-200 (Kate Darling & Aaron Perzanowski eds., New York: New York University Press 2017).    [BOOK]
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Books

  • Rebecca Tushnet & Eric Goldman, Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases and Materials (2nd ed. 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Rebecca Tushnet & Eric Goldman, Advertising and Marketing Law: Cases and Materials (2012).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Rebecca Tushnet, Registering Disagreement: Registration in Modern American Trademark Law, 130 Harv. L. Rev. 867-941 (2017).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Fixing Incontestability: The Next Frontier?, 23 B.U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 434-455 (2017).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Raising Walls Against Overlapping Rights: Preemption and the Right of Publicity, 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1539-1559 (2017).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Fair Use's Unfinished Business, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 399-411 (2016).    [W] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, The First Amendment Walks into a Bar: Trademark Registration and Free Speech, 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 381-425 (2016).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, What's the Harm of Trademark Infringement?, 49 Akron L. Rev. 627-646 (2016).    [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Ashima Dayal, Jeffrey Greenbaum, Jen Lavie & Brett Frischmann, Panel 1: False Advertising, 34 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 557-579 (2016).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, A Mask that Eats into the Face: Images and the Right of Publicity, 38 Colum. J.L. & Arts 157-206 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Content, Purpose, or Both?, 90 Wash. L. Rev. 869-892 (2015).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, COOL Story: Country of Origin Labeling and the First Amendment, 70 Food & Drug L.J. 25-37 (2015).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Free To Be You and Me? Copyright and Constraint, 128 Harv. L. Rev. (Forum) 125-136 (2015).    [W] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet & Eric Goldman, Self-Publishing an Electronic Casebook Benefited our Readers—And Us, 11 Wash. J.L. Tech. & Arts 49-61 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, All of This Has Happened Before and All of This Will Happen Again: Innovation in Copyright Licensing, 29 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1447-1487 (2014).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, How Many Wrongs Make a Copyright?, 98 Minn. L. Rev. 2346-2374 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, More than a Feeling: Emotion and the First Amendment, 127 Harv. L. Rev. 2392-2433 (2014).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Judges as Bad Reviewers: Fair Use and Epistemological Humility, 25 Law & Literature 20–32 (2013).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Peter Goodrich & Sonia K. Katyal, Panel I: Critical Legal Studies in Intellectual Property and Information Law Scholarship, 31 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 601-623 (2013).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Performance Anxiety: Copyright Embodied and Disembodied, 60 J. Copyright Soc'y U.S.A. 209-248 (2013).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, The Eye Alone is the Judge: Images and Design Patents, 19 J. Intell. Prop. L. 409-426 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Worth a Thousand Words: The Images of Copyright, 125 Harv. L. Rev. 683-759 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Looking at the Lanham Act: Images in Trademark and Advertising Law, 48 Hous. L. Rev. 861-917 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Running the Gamut from A to B: Federal Trademark and False Advertising Law, 159 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1305-1384 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Scary Monsters: Hybrids, Mashups, and Other Illegitimate Children, 86 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2133-2156 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Towards Symmetry in the Law of Branding, 21 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 971-982 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Attention Must Be Paid: Commercial Speech, User-Generated Ads, and the Challenge of Regulation, 58 Buff. L. Rev. 721-793 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Hybrid Vigor: Mashups, Cyborgs, and Other Necessary Monsters, 6 I/S: J. L. & Pol'y for Info. Soc'y 1-12 (2010).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, I Put You There: User-Generated Content and Anticircumvention, 12 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 889-945 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Unfair Competition and Uncommon Sense, 95 Iowa L. Rev. (Bull.) 17-23 (2010).    [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Economies of Desire: Fair Use and Marketplace Assumptions, 51 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 513-546 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Fighting Freestyle: The First Amendment, Fairness, and Corporate Reputation, 50 B.C. L. Rev. 1457-1479 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Gone in Sixty Milliseconds: Trademark Law and Cognitive Science, 86 Tex. L. Rev. 507-568 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Sight, Sound, and Meaning: Teaching Intellectual Property with Audiovisual Materials, 52 St. Louis U. L.J. 891-904 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Power Without Responsibility: Intermediaries and the First Amendment, 76 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 986-1016 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, User-Generated Discontent: Transformation in Practice, 31 Colum. J.L. & Arts 497-516 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, It Depends on What the Meaning of "False" is: Falsity and Misleadingness in Commercial Speech Doctrine, 41 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 227-257 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, My Fair Ladies: Sex, Gender, and Fair Use in Copyright, 15 AM. U. J. Gender, Soc. Pol'y & L. 273-304 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Naming Rights: Attribution and Law, 2007 Utah L. Rev. 789-822.    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Payment in Credit: Copyright Law and Subcultural Creativity, 70 Law & Contemp. Probs. 135-174 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Why the Customer Isn't Always Right: Producer-Based Limits on Rights Accretion in Trademark, 116 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 352-357 (2007).    [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Domain and Forum: Public Space, Public Freedom, 30 Colum. J.L. & Arts 597-609 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Trademark Law as Commercial Speech Regulations, 58 S.C. L. Rev. 737-756 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, My Library: Copyright and the Role of Institutions in a Peer-to-Peer World, 53 UCLA L. Rev. 977-1029 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Jonathan Band, Eugene Mopsik & Robert Clarida, Artists Don't Get No Respect: Panel on Attribution and Integrity, 28 Colum. J.L. & Arts 435-449 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Copy This Essay: How Fair Use Doctrine Harms Free Speech and How Copying Serves It, 37 Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 333-388 (2005), reprinting 114 Yale L.J. 535-590 (2004).   
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Copy This Essay: How Fair Use Doctrine Harms Free Speech and How Copying Serves It, 114 Yale L.J. 535-590 (2004), reprinted in 37 Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 333-388 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet & Bruce Keller, Even More Parodic than the Real Thing: Parody Lawsuits Revisited, 94 Trademark Rep. 979-1016 (2004).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Michael Carlinsky, Justin Hughes & Sonia Katyal, Panel II: Public Appropriation of Private Rights: Pursuing Internet Copyright Violators, 14 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 893-953 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Copyright as a Model for Free Speech Law: What Copyright Has in Common with Anti-Pornography Laws, Campaign Finance Reform, and Telecommunications Regulation, 42 B.C. L. Rev. 1-79 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Rebecca Tushnet, Architecture and Morality: Transformative Works, Transforming Fans, in Creativity Without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property 171-200 (Kate Darling & Aaron Perzanowski eds., New York: New York University Press 2017).    [BOOK]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, The Romantic Author and the Romance Writer: Resisting Gendered Concepts of Creativity, in Diversity in Intellectual Property 294-314 (Irene Calboli & Srividhya Ragavan eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2015).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Stolen Valor and Stolen Luxury: Free Speech and Exclusivity, in The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property: Critical Reflections 121-143 (Haochen Sun, Barton Beebe & Madhavi Sunder eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2015).    [BOOK]
  • Rebecca Tushnet & Betsy Rosenblatt, Transformative Works: Young Women’s Voices on Fandom and Fair Use, in eGirls, eCitizens: Putting Technology, Theory and Policy into Dialogue with Girls’ and Young Women’s Voices 385-409 (Jane Bailey & Valerie Steeves eds., Ottawa, Can.: University of Ottawa Press 2015).    [BOOK]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, The Yes Men and The Women Men Don't See, in A World Without Privacy: What Law Can and Should Do? 83-130 (Austin Sarat ed., New York: Cambridge University Press 2015).    [BOOK]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Make Me Walk, Make Me Talk, Do Whatever You Please: Barbie and Exceptions, in Intellectual Property at the Edge: The Contested Contours of IP 405-426 (Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss & Jane C. Ginsburg eds., Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press 2014).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Truth and Advertising: The Lanham Act and Commercial Speech Doctrine, in Trademark Law and Theory: A Handbook of Contemporary Research (Graeme B. Dinwoodie & Mark D. Janis eds., Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar 2008).   
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Copyright Law, Fan Practices, and the Rights of the Author, in Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World 60-71 (Jonathan Gray, Cornel Sandvoss & C. Lee Harrington eds., New York: New York University Press 2007).   
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Creating in the Shadow of the Law: Media Fans and Intellectual Property, in 1 Intellectual Property and Information Wealth: Issues and Practices in the Digital Age 251-268 (Peter K. Yu ed., Portsmouth, N.H.: Greenwood Publishing 2007).   

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief Amici Curiae of 50 Intellectual Property Professors in Support of Petitioners, Samsung Elec. Co. v. Apple, Inc., No. 15-777 (U.S. June 8, 2016).   
  • Brief Amicus Curiae on Behalf of Intellectual Property Professors in Support of Petitioner, Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., No. 15-866 (U.S. July 22, 2016).   
  • Brief of Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of the Petitioner, Lee v. Tam, No. 15-1293 (U.S. Nov. 16, 2016).   
  • Brief of 31 Constitutional Law and Intellectual Property Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner, Elec. Arts, Inc. v. Davis, No. 15-424 (U.S. Nov. 4, 2015).   
  • Brief of Amici Curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation, Organization for Transformative Works, and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in Support of Petitioner, Elec. Arts Inc. v. Davis, No. 15-424 (U.S. Nov. 5, 2015).   
  • Brief of 36 Intellectual Property and Copyright Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent, Am. Broad. Cos. v. Aereo, Inc., No. 13-461 (U.S. Apr. 2, 2014).    [W]

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Rebecca Tushnet, 'I’m a Lawyer, Not an Ethnographer, Jim': Textual Poachers and Fair Use, 2 J. Fandom Stud. 21-30 (2014).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Rebecca Tushnet, 2 IP L. Book Rev. 1-10 (2011) (reviewing Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property: Creative Production in Legal and Cultural Perspective (Mario Biagioli, Peter Jaszi, & Martha Woodmansee eds., 2011)).    [WWW]
  • Rebecca Tushnet & Francesca Coppa, How to Suppress Women's Remix, Camera Obscura, May 2011, at 131-138.   
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Remix Nation, Comm. ACM, Sept. 2011, at 22-24.    [WWW]
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In the News

"Law Prof Wraps Up FOIA Win On ICE Seizure Of Legal Goods," coverage by Law 360, September 29, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"13817: FTC Versus Advertising Liars," coverage by Multi Cult Classics, September 6, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"After an agency settles a false advertising suit, how scared should the industry be of the FTC?," coverage by Campaign US, August 30, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"FTC warns influencers and brands to make sponsorships clear," coverage by US Campaign, April 21, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Are Feds Seizing Lawful Merch? This Law Prof Wants Answers," coverage by Law 360, April 12, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

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"Law Prof Wraps Up FOIA Win On ICE Seizure Of Legal Goods," coverage by Law 360, September 29, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"13817: FTC Versus Advertising Liars," coverage by Multi Cult Classics, September 6, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"After an agency settles a false advertising suit, how scared should the industry be of the FTC?," coverage by Campaign US, August 30, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"FTC warns influencers and brands to make sponsorships clear," coverage by US Campaign, April 21, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Are Feds Seizing Lawful Merch? This Law Prof Wants Answers," coverage by Law 360, April 12, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

Professor Rebecca Tushnet was interviewed by 1A [WAMU 88.5- NPR] on Wednesday April 05, 2017, Topic: ”Fans And Fan Fiction” This interview was broadcasted by WAMU 88.5- NPR.

"Former political prisoner protests after Metro rejects subway ad campaign," coverage in the Washington Post, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Law Profs Back Bid To Unseal $500M Oculus Case Transcript," coverage by Law 360, March 22, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Child sex predator demands legal right to be on Facebook," coverage by KSNT (Topeka, Kan.), February 24, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet. This story is also covered by KXAN (Austin, Tex.).

"McCarthy Institute Trademark Seminar 2017," coverage by Duets Blog, February 20, 2017, mentioning Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Georgetown Law Prof Writes On Unfair Publishing Practices By Legal Publishing Companies," coverage by Practice Source, February 20, 2017, referencing a blog post by Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"IP Profs Favor Rejected Programmer In $3.6M Madden Row," coverage by Law 360, January 19, 2017, mentioning Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Podcast: Offensive speech and trademarks at the Supreme Court," coverage by Constitution Daily, January 19, 2017, a podcast with Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"What’s in a name? Supreme Court to decide 'offensive' band name case," coverage in The Christian Science Monitor, January 18, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"In battle over band name, Supreme Court considers free speech and trademarks," coverage by NPR News, January 18, 2017, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.  This story also reported in MPR News.

"SCOTUS To Hear From Band The Slants For Right To Trademark Name," an interview with Professor Rebecca Tushnet on WBUR 90.9, January 17, 2017.

"Internet Giants Face Lawsuits for Terrorism Liability (Audio)," coverage in Bloomberg News, December 22, 2016, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Forget ‘Pat the Bunny.’ My Child Is Reading Hemingway," coverage in The New York Times, December 18, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Homeopathic Medicines Will Carry Labels Saying They’re Unscientific," coverage by Slate, November 16, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Rebecca Tushnet joins Harvard Law faculty as Professor of First Amendment Law," coverage by Harvard Law Today, Nov. 14, 2016, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Samsung, Apple headed for Supreme Court showdown," coverage by USA Today, October 9, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Supreme Court Benches Dan Snyder’s Team," coverage in Duets Blog, October 3, 2016, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Harvard Moves Forward in CS50 Trademark Application," coverage in the Harvard Crimson, September 27, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Louis Vuitton Rips Free Speech Claims In Parody Bag Case," coverage by Law 360, August 24, 2016, discussing a Amici Brief authored by several law professors, including Professsor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Apple V. Samsung Could Spur 'Patent Trolls,' Tech Cos. Warn," coverage in Law 360, August 2, 2016, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Colbert and Questions of Intellectual Property," coverage in Bloomberg/BNA, July 29, 2016, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"How advertising made, then destroyed, TV psychic Miss Cleo," coverage in Campaign US, July 27, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

Greenberg Traurig’s Timothy L. Alger to Moderate Panel at Yale Law School’s “Commercial Speech and the First Amendment” Conference,” coverage by PRWeb.com, June 8, 2016, announcing Professor Rebecca Tushnet as a keynote speaker at Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression Conference titled “Commercial Speech and the First Amendment.”

"Rules of Acquisition: Will Studio-Sanctioned Guidelines Mark End of 'Star Trek' Fan Films, or a New Creative Era?," coverage by Newsweek, May 27, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"The Star Trek Fan Film That Went Too Far," coverage in Bloomberg, May 19, 2016, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"FAN 109 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to Host Event on Commercial Speech," coverage in Concurring Opinions, May 18, 2016, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

What Is ‘Natural’ Food? A Riddle Wrapped In Notions Of Good And Evil,” coverage by NPR Food, May 9, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"MediaPost Seeks To Unseal Records In FTC's Battle With Amazon," coverage by MediaPost, May 5, 2016, mentioning Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"(Legal) Moonshiner and University Battle Over Rights to ‘Kentucky’," coverage in the New York Times, April 9, 2016, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Moonshiner and university battle over rights to ‘Kentucky’," coverage in the Boston Globe, April 9, 2016, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

Harvard Hits Roadblock in CS50 Trademark Applications,” coverage in The Harvard Crimson, April 1, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

Why the VW false advertising suit won't hurt its agencies,” coverage in Campaign US, quoting March 30, 2016, Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

US academics: vacating precedents should not be used as ‘bargaining chips’,” coverage in World Intellectual Property Review, March 17, 2016, featuring letter to U.S. Department of Justice signed by Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Truthiness in advertising: Why Trump gets to lie but you don't," coverage by Campaign US, March 8, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Pictures Deserve 'Fair Use' Protection, Too," coverage in Bloomberg View, February 11, 2016, mentioning Professor Rebecca L. Tushnet.

"Courses are not Corporations," coverage by The Harvard Crimson, February 10, 2016, mentioning Professor Rebecca L. Tushnet.

"Malan, Harvard Filed Separate CS50 Trademark Applications," coverage by The Harvard Crimson, February 9, 2016, mentioning Professor Rebecca L. Tushnet.

"New York Times Sues PowerHouse Books for Copyright Infringement," coverage by Hyperallegic, February 5, 2016, mentioning Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

Experts: Trump Can Play Adele's Sad Songs As Much As He'd Like,” coverage in U.S. News & World Report, February 2, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"New York Times Sues Over War Photography Book," coverage in Blouin Artinfo Blogs, January 28, 2016, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"New York Times Sues Publisher Over War Photos, Fair Use At Issue," coverage in Fortune, January 26, 2016, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Google, Facebook Urge Supreme Court to Take Up Samsung-Apple Patent Dispute," Re/Code, January 18, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet

"Tech giants, farmers voice support for Samsung in Apple patent spat," CNet, January 18, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet

"Bloomberg Law: Publicity Doesn’t Trump Public Interest (Audio)," coverage by Bloomberg Business, January 12, 2016, featuring a discussion with Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Amid gun control debate, advertisers fly under the radar," coverage by U.S. Campaign, January 11, 2016, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Appeals court says government cannot censor offensive trademarks," coverage in Nano News, December 23, 2015, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Government Can't Deny Trademarks Over Offensive Names, Appeals Court Rules," coverage by NPR, December 23, 2015, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Google wins decade-long copyright case over book-digitization project," coverage in The Daily Dot, October 16, 2015, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"New Article Discusses The Benefits Of Self-Publishing Electronic Casebooks," coverage in Forbes, September 28, 2015, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"In Planned Parenthood fallout, each side sees the law differently," Reuters, August 6, 2015, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet

"The meaning of falsity in misrepresentation cases," coverage in Lexology, July 28, 2015, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Public Knowledge Names IP3 Winners," coverage in Broadcasting and Cable, June 11, 2015, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"D.C. group wants Utah court record in Amazon.com case unsealed," Salt Lake Tribune, May 27, 2015, mentioning Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

The Slants Frontman Fights Government To Register His Band's Name,” NPR, May 8, 2015, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

HBO clamps down on public screenings of Game of Thrones,” coverage in The Age (New South Wales), April 21, 2015, quoting Professor Rebecca L. Tushnet.

Will Climate ‘Denial’ Head to the Courtroom?,” coverage in the National Journal, April 6, 2015, quoting Professor Rebecca L. Tushnet.

Virginia fraternity in retracted rape story to sue Rolling Stone,” coverage by Reuters, April 6, 2015, quoting Professor Rebecca L. Tushnet.

"A New Kind of Internet Pirate," The Atlantic, April 1, 2015, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

Why Fan Fiction Is The Future of Publishing,” coverage in TheDailyBeast.com, February 9, 2015, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Google Says FTC Settlement For In-App Purchases Requires Dismissal Of Class-Action By Parents," coverage in Online Media Daily, January 20, 2015, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Google Says FTC Settlement For In-App Purchases Requires Dismissal Of Class-Action By Parents," coverage by Online Media Daily, January 20, 2015, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Trademark law: Why Disney is fighting a Canadian DJ," coverage in Marketplace Business, November 5, 3014, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

 "Halloween and the Law: Not Every Place Has to Tolerate Your Costume," coverage in Bloomberg Businessweek, October 31, 2014, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet. 

"False Designation Claim Revived Against ‘Designer' of World's Second Tallest Building," Bloomberg BNA, August 28, 2014, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Lawsuit Exposes Dark Art of Credit Card Marketing," coverage in American Banker, August 22, 2014, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

 "Women Sues Facebook for Ex's 'Revenge Porn' Postings," coverage in the Washington Times, August 3, 2014, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Patent office did not receive a single public complaint before stripping Redskins trademark," coverage in The Washington Times, July1, 2014, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"There's Never Been A Trademark As Offensive As Redskins," coverage in The Huffington Post, June 19, 2014, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"What’s behind Purina’s big-money fight with Blue Buffalo," coverage in The Seattle Times, June 16, 2014, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"What's Behind Purina's Big Money Fight With Blue Buffalo," coverage in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 7, 2014, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet. Further coverage is by YakimaHerald.com.

"This Article Is Fortified With Antioxidants," coverage in Slate, May 21, 2014, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Aereo and the Future of Cable: The Supreme Court Weighs In," coverage on The Take Away with John Hockenberry, April 21, 2014, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Cyberlaw Review 2014," coverage in Bloomberg BNA, February 6, 2014, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"U.S. To Use Trademark Law To Go After Mongols Patch," Pasadena Star-News, October 26, 2013, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

 "The Never-Ending Legal Battle Over the Redskins Trademark," Wall Street Journal Law Blog, October 21, 2013, quoting Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

 "If our top patent court screws up slipper patents, how can it rule sensibly on smartphones," coverage in the Washington Post, September 24, 2013, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Self-Publishing A Legal Casebook: An Ebook Success Story," a post in Forbes, September 18, 2013, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet. This story was also covered in the ABA Journal.

"BPA-Free Plastics Going On Trial In Texas," a segment on NPR's Morning Edition, July 15, 2013, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Brand Hijacking Means Romney Voters Confused with Obama," coverage by Bloomberg Businessweek, November 5, 2012, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Copyright Case Could Threaten eBay and Garage Sales," coverage by NBCNews.com, October 26, 2012, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Egg Producer Target of Advertising Lawsuit," coverage in Capital Press (Oregon), October 10, 2012, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Starbucks Nibbles at Heels of Starbarks Doggie Daycare," coverage in the Chicago Sun-Times, October 8, 2012, featuring Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

"Fan Fiction vs. Copyright," a Q&A with Professor Rebecca Tushnet in Reason magazine, July 20, 2012.

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