Several members of the Supreme Court expressed skepticism Monday over the breadth of a federal law that forbids the registration for “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks.
情報源: Justices keep it clean in debate over FUCT trademark – CNNPolitics
Is a clothing line called “FUCT” entitled to trademark protection? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said no. Now the Supreme Court must decide.
情報源: Supreme Court Dances Around The F-Word In Case About “FUCT” Trademark : NPR
trademark protection can be refused to brands that the federal government finds vulgar or lewd.The case involves a decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to deny trademark registration to a clothing line called FUCT.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit struck down the century-old ban on protecting “scandalous” and “immoral” trademarks as a First Amendment violation, and the Department of Justice wants the Supreme Court to reverse the decision.
情報源: Valley News – Supreme Court to Decide if Trademark Protection Can be Denied to ‘Scandalous’ Brands
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
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