Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Offensive-TM Ruling

Law360, New York (June 19, 2017, 8:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided in Matal v. Tam that the federal government’s ban on offensive-trademark registrations violates the First Amendment. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision is significant.

  Ron Abramson, Lewis Baach PLLC

“In today’s decision, there was no dissent from any side of the spectrum. The differences in the bases for the separate opinions of the justices were nuanced, going to whether it was necessary to address additional questions such as whether registered trademarks represent government of private speech. One group said it was private speech — and thus highly protected — and a second...

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