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SCOTUS Strikes Down Ban on “Immoral” and “Scandalous” Trademarks

BY: Michael Kolcun | June 27, 2019

The Supreme Court has handed another loss to the USPTO by finding a First Amendment violation with the Lanham Act’s prohibition from registering “immoral” and “scandalous” trademarks. Iancu v. Brunetti was brought by an artist and founder of a clothing line who was denied trademark registration for his brand, FUCT. While he claimed the brand … Continue reading