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Give Me Aphukenbrake* – USPTO Issues Examination Guide on Treatment of Scandalous Marks Following Supreme Court Case

By Sarah Robertson

We recently posted about the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24th holding in Iancu v. Brunetti, which upheld a ruling that the Lanham Act’s bar on the registration of scandalous or immoral marks is unconstitutional because it violates the right to free speech. On July 3rd, continue reading...


Jul 23, 2019 04:00 am | Posted in: Trademarks, USPTO, Examination Guide 2-19, immoral marks, Scandalous Marks, TMEP §1203, Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, Trademark Registration

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