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USPTO: ‘The Slants’ decision extends to scandalous and immoral TMs

25-01-2016

USPTO: ‘The Slants’ decision extends to scandalous and immoral TMs

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The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has said an appeal court’s decision to strike out the disparagement provision in the Lanham Act by ruling in favour of US band The Slants also wipes out provisions barring the registration of scandalous and immoral trademarks.


USPTO; US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Lanham Act; Simon Shiao Tam; The Slants; trademarks;

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