Supreme Court hears case about parody dog toy: “the Old No. 2, on your Tennessee Carpet”

On March 22, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in a case centered around a rubber dog toy manufactured by VIP Products parodying Jack Daniels whiskey (Jack Daniels’s Properties). The case, Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products, LLC, primarily relates to trademark litigation but also has a first amendment component to the defense’s argument.

The transcript from the day is available here .

The hearing can be viewed on CSPAN’s website here: