State Slogan Exempt From Lanham Act: Appeals Court

Law360, New York (October 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit ruled Wednesday that a 2006 law protecting Montana's state slogan from being trademarked by other entities is a valid exception to the Lanham Act, saying Congress has every right to repeal its legislation and doesn't need explicitly to write its repeals into new bills.

The decision Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III penned for the three-judge panel vacated a summary judgment the eastern Virginia district court had handed Last Best Beef LLC in the Nevada company's crusade to get a 2006 Appropriations Act, whose...
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