Should Trademarks And License Plates Be Treated The Same?

Law360, New York (July 17, 2015, 5:14 PM EDT) -- In upholding the decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the Washington Redskins trademark registrations, Eastern District of Virginia Judge Gerald Bruce Lee cited a recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion — Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans Inc. — that found license plates constitute protected government speech. But should trademarks and license plates be treated the same?...

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