High Court To Tackle Ban On Offensive Trademarks

Law360, New York (September 29, 2016, 9:36 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether the federal government’s ban on offensive trademarks — the rule used to revoke the Washington Redskins registrations — violates the First Amendment.

The Supreme Court will decide whether the government's ban on offensive trademarks violates the First Amendment in a case brought by Asian-American band The Slants — from left to right, Joe X Jiang, Ken Shima, Tyler Chen, Simon Tam, Joe X Jiang. (Getty) The justices granted certiorari in the separate case of The Slants, a rock band that was denied a trademark registration on its name by the U.S. Patent...

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