Redskins Win Big In Fed. Circ. Free Speech Ruling

Law360, New York (December 22, 2015, 9:53 PM EST) -- The real winner in the Federal Circuit’s ruling Tuesday overturning the government’s ban on “disparaging” trademark registrations was the Washington Redskins organization, which is now in a far better position — no matter what happens next — to win back the registrations on their controversial name.

The Federal Circuit struck down a ban on "disparaging" trademark registrations, which could give the embattled Washington Redskins a chance to reclaim their controversial name. (Credit: AP) Of course, in a more direct sense, the appeals court’s en banc ruling that the Lanham Act provision was unconstitutional was a victory for The Slants — the...

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