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Siding with The Slants: Ban on Disparaging Marks Held Unconstitutional
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

The case arises out of an Asian American's attempt to register THE SLANTS to identify his band comprised exclusively of Asian Americans. The band


SCOTUS Strikes Down Ban on Disparaging Trademarks
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

Earlier this week, a unanimous but fractured Supreme Court ruled that a controversial provision in the Lanham Act prohibiting the registration of


Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Disparaging Trademarks
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

The Supreme Court on Monday in Matal v. Tam unanimously struck down part of a 70-year old federal trademark law, holding that it violates the Free


Supreme Court Holds That Disparaging Trademarks Are Protected under the First Amendment
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

On June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Matal v. Tam, No. 15-1293, holding that trademarks are "private speech," and thus qualify


“Giving Offense is a Viewpoint”: Supreme Court Holds It Is Viewpoint Discrimination to Deny Trademark Protection for Allegedly Offensive Marks
  • Dickinson Wright
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

In a decision that is being heralded as a victory for First Amendment freedoms, the United States Supreme Court struck down the so-called


Supreme Court: Disparaging Speech Protected By First Amendment Lanham Section 2(a) Unconstitutional: A Win for the Slants and the Skins
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

In a unanimous (albeit fractured) decision written by Justice Alito, the United States Supreme struck down a provision of the Lanham (Trademark) Act


Matal v. Tam: Trademark Disparagement Clause Held Unconstitutional
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held in an 8-0 decision that the disparagement clause in the Trademark statutewhich prohibits the registration of


Supreme Court Holds a Portion of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act Unconstitutional
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

In Matal v. Tam,1 the Supreme Court held that a portion of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act2 prohibiting the federal registration of potentially


Public Union Forced “Agency Fees” on the Chopping Block Again
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

The issue of forcing unionized public employees to pay union “agency fees” is teed-up for the Supreme Court once again. Mark Janus, an employee of


Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Slants Rock Band
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

On Monday, June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) invalidated a 70-year-old provision of U.S. trademark law that previously barred