Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Family members of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly have lost their attempt to block The Saint Louis Brewery from registering Schlafly beer with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Monday that the brewery co-founded by Schlafly’s nephew, Thomas Schlafly, may go forward with its trademark application. Phyllis Schlafly’s son Bruce opposed the registration, as did Phyllis Schlafly before her death in 2016. Phyllis’ son Andrew argued on their behalf to the Federal Circuit that surnames are not eligible for federal trademark protection.

That’s only partly true, Judge Pauline Newman wrote for a unanimous panel Monday in Schlafly v. The St. Louis Brewery.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

Scott Graham

Scott Graham focuses on intellectual property and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He writes ALM's Skilled in the Art IP briefing. Contact him at [email protected]

More from this author

Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.