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Federal Circuit’s Brunetti ruling: barring immoral or scandalous marks unconstitutional

Ellie Mertens, New York


The Federal Circuit has overturned the TTAB’s rejection of a trade mark application for “FUCT”, ruling it an unconstitutional restriction of free speech

The Federal Circuit has overturned the TTAB’s rejection of a trademark application for the “FUCT”, ruling that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act’s bar on registering immoral or scandalous marks is an unconstitutional restriction of free speech.

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