10 September 2018Trademarks

USPTO asks Supreme Court to review ‘scandalous’ trademarks case

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has asked the Supreme Court to review a ruling that opened the door to registration of “scandalous and immoral” trademarks.

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18 December 2017   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.
7 January 2019   The US Supreme Court is to review a law which blocks the registration of “scandalous” and “immoral” trademarks.
24 June 2019   The US Supreme Court overturned the prohibition on registering scandalous trademarks earlier today, June 20.