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USPTO ‘asks examiners’ to suspend offensive trademarks

04-03-2016

USPTO ‘asks examiners’ to suspend offensive trademarks

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The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has reportedly advised examiners to suspend trademark applications that are potentially offensive in light of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s In re Tam ruling.


Trademarks, Lanham Act, First Amendment, trademark infringement, US Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO, The Slants, Simon Tam

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