On June 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) had violated applicant Erick Brunetti’s First Amendment right to free speech by denying him federal registration of the mark “FUCT” for use in his clothing line. In Iancu v. Brunetti, the Court held the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the registration of trademarks that “consist of or comprise immoral or scandalous matter” as unconstitutional.Read more »
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SCOTUS: Free Speech Permits Registration of ‘Immoral or Scandalous’ Trademarks Posted on: June 25, 2019 In: Intellectual Property & Technology
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