18 December 2017Trademarks

Ban on ‘scandalous’ trademarks is unconstitutional, says Fed Circuit

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the Lanham Act’s ban on “scandalous and immoral” trademarks is unconstitutional, in a decision handed down late last week.

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