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  • Supreme Court says law banning registration of 'scandalous' trademarks violates First Amendment

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    The Supreme Court struck down Monday a provision of federal law that prohibits the registration of "immoral" or "scandalous" trademarks as a violation of the First Amendment.

    The justices' ruling clears the way for a clothing designer to apply for a federal trademark for his clothing line called FUCT.
    The ruling, which was unanimous in part and 6-3 in part, could open the doors to more requests to register words or phrases that have been considered vulgar, a concern that the court's minority feared.
    "We hold that this provision infringes the First Amendment," Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the majority opinion, because it "disfavors certain ideas."
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/24/polit...ent/index.html

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    I have half a mind to reserve a few dozen of the juiciest marks and see if I can sell them.

    Pete (would probably do it if he didn't have to worry about bar discipline)

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      I'm calling this one!
      "I guess I just hate the fact there is public property at all." - Mr. Raceboy.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Plezercruz View Post
        I have half a mind to reserve a few dozen of the juiciest marks and see if I can sell them.

        Pete (would probably do it if he didn't have to worry about bar discipline)
        I'll hire you to do it; you get 90% of the profit, but have to do all of the work on my behalf.

        Want the job?

        Zach(knows it isn't unethical if its on behalf of a client)
        They speak in bulletpointese leftist nutjob drivel. It doesn't matter. Nothing is as great a motivator as the chance to truly be free.
        -Mr. Raceboy

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