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Disparagement clause offends First Amendment, says SCOTUS in Tam

Natalie Rahhal, New York


On Monday June 19, the Supreme Court handed down its 8-0 unanimous (Justice Gorsuch took no part) decision in Matal v Tam (formerly Lee v Tam), finding that the disparagement clause of US trade mark law is unconstitutional

The Slants (photo: Anthony Pidgeon)This is the last IP decision of the Supreme Court’s particularly IP-active term, and only the second time in US history that the Court has found a trade mark statute in violation of the first Amendment.Who’s...


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