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