“The Band Who Must Not Be Named” – Supreme Court to decide whet her the law prohibiting offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

by John Roberts on January 16, 2017

Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks

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Justices to hear free speech clash over offensive trademarks

By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether a law barring disparaging trademarks violates a band’s…

Interestingly, the law in question relates to prohibiting registration of trademarks the government deems offensive. Whether such marks could nonetheless be enforced as unregistered common-law trademarks under state law is a separate but potentially related question.

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