Disparaging and scandalous trade marks post-Tam
While the Supreme Court settled the issue of disparaging marks, Section 2(a)’s prohibition against immoral or scandalous marks is still being contested. The Federal Circuit last month declined to hear the Brunetti case en banc
The biggest US trademark decision of the past year was Matal
v Tam, in which the Supreme Court in June 2017 found that
Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act’s prohibition on
the registration of disparaging marks violated the First
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