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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down ban on “immoral” or “scandalous” trademark registrations
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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe petition for centiorari denied
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U.S. patent case updates: IPR proceedings

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down ban on “immoral” or “scandalous” trademark registrations

On June 24, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Iancu v. Brunetti that the Lanham Act’s prohibition on registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks violates the First Amendment. The holding was in favor of Respondent Erik Brunetti, who had been denied a trademark registration for “FUCT” in connection with various clothing items.

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