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Scandalous TM case may not follow Tam, as many predicted

Ellie Mertens, New York


The US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case on scandalous trademarks on Monday, and the line of questioning suggests a reversal is possible

A transcript of the April 15 arguments in Iancu v Brunetti is available here. At issue is whether Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act's block on "immoral" or "scandalous" marks being registered is invalid under the free speech clause of...


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