Thomas R. Lee

Utah Supreme Court

Associate Chief Justice

450 South State Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84114

United States

Brigham Young University Law School

Distinguished Lecturer

519 JRCB

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT 84602

United States



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Scholarly Papers (11)


Trademarks, Consumer Psychology, and the Sophisticated Consumer

Emory Law Journal, Vol. 57, pp. 575-650, 2008
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 07 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2015
Thomas R. Lee, Glenn Christensen and Eric DeRosia
Utah Supreme Court, Brigham Young University - Department of Business Management and Brigham Young University - Department of Business Management
Downloads 409 (47,936)


trademark, intellectual property, consumer behavior, consumer psychology


Stare Decisis in Historical Perspective: From the Founding Era to the Rehnquist Court

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 52, pp. 647-735, 1999
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 06 Sep 2008
Thomas R. Lee
Utah Supreme Court
Downloads 354 (43,765)
Citation 9


Stare decisis, precedent, error correction, Marshall Court, Taney Court, Rehnquist Court, declaratory theory, binding precedent, overruling decisions, rules of property, reliance interests, constitutional/statutory dichotomy


Abercrombie Unveiled: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Trademark Distinctiveness

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 28 Dec 2008
Thomas R. Lee
Utah Supreme Court
Downloads 243 (89,338)



Comment: The Standing of Qui Tam Relators Under the False Claims Act

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 57, pp. 543-571, 1990
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Sep 2008
Thomas R. Lee
Utah Supreme Court
Downloads 128 (157,268)
Citation 2


The False Claims Act, qui tam, relators, bounty, constitutionality, Article II Appointments Clause, separation of powers, Article III standing, injury in fact, causation, redressability, original intent, assignment theory, whistleblower, fraudulent claims, fraud


Pleading and Proof: The Economics of Legal Burdens

Brigham Young University Law Review, Vol. 1997, pp. 1-34, 1997
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Sep 2008
Thomas R. Lee
Utah Supreme Court
Downloads 108 (181,451)
Citation 4


Law & economics, allocating burdens of pleading and proof, cost minimization, burden of proof, affirmative defenses, business necessity, Title VII disparate impact claims,


Preliminary Injunctions and the Status Quo

Washington & Lee Law Review, Vol. 58, pp. 109-166, 2001
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 06 Sep 2008
Thomas R. Lee
Utah Supreme Court
Downloads 79 (234,110)


Preliminary injunctive relief, motion for preliminary injunction, circuit split, heightened standard of proof, uniform standard, status quo, irreparable harm, economic model


Demystifying Dilution

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 84, pp. 859-944, 2004
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 24 Dec 2008
Thomas R. Lee
Utah Supreme Court
Downloads 68 (242,499)
Citation 1


Trademark infringement, dilution definition, probability, consumer confusion, evidentiary proof, circumstantial and direct evidence, Moseley v. V Secret Catalogue (2003), Federal Trademark Dilution Act of 1996


The Original Understanding of the Census Clause: Statistical Estimates and the Constitutional Requirement of an 'Actual Enumeration'

Washington Law Review, Vol. 77, pp. 1-64, 2002
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 06 Sep 2008
Thomas R. Lee
Utah Supreme Court
Downloads 38 (322,983)


Census Clause, actual enumeration, congressional apportionment, original understanding, Census Act, conjectural estimate, statistical sampling, demographics, imputation


The Anastasoff Case and the Judicial Power to "Unpublish" Opinions

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 77, pp. 135-173, 2001
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Sep 2008
Thomas R. Lee and Lance S. Lehnhof
Utah Supreme Court and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 37 (347,147)


Precedent, stare decisis, judicial power, unpublished opinions, Anastasoff v. United States (2000), original understanding, Article III, declaratory theory, hierarchy of judicial authority, summary dispositions, equally divided courts, custom of the realm


Judging Ordinary Meaning

Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 21 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2017
Thomas R. Lee and Stephen C. Mouritsen
Utah Supreme Court and University of Chicago - Law School
Downloads 0 (25,148)


interpretation, statutory interpretation, corpus linguistics, law and linguistics