商標登録insideNews: Supreme Court: Rejecting trademarks that ‘disparage’ others violates the First Amendment – The Washington Post

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The federal government has violated the First Amendment by refusing to register trademarks that officials consider disparaging, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in a decision that provides a boost to the Washington Redskins’ efforts to hang on to the team’s controversial name.

情報源: Supreme Court: Rejecting trademarks that ‘disparage’ others violates the First Amendment – The Washington Post

コメント:米国最高裁は表現の自由の観点から、審査官が”軽蔑する”というような判断をすることが違憲としています。NFLのワシントン・レッドスキンズは、長らく先住民を蔑視するチーム名となり得るとして報道されていましたが、そこからは解放されそうです。

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a federal trademark law banning offensive names is unconstitutional, siding with a rock band whose name had been deemed racially disparaging by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

情報源: Supreme Court sides with The Slants, rules ban on offensive names is unconstitutional | Fox News

商標登録insideNews:「アジア人中傷」バンド名(Slants)訴訟、米最高裁へ