Supreme Court strikes down law blocking disparaging trademarks

CNNWashington (CNN) The Supreme Court struck down part of a federal law that denies trademark protection of terms that disparage living or dead. The ruling could benefit the NFL’s Washington Redskins, whose trademark was canceled based on the same law … ..

Supreme Court rules government can’t refuse disparaging trademarks

ESPNWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring …US Supreme Court won’t hear Ohio voting case ..

Supreme Court sides with band The Slants in fight over disparaging trademarks

The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Asian-American dance-rock band The Slants in striking down a provision in trademark law that banned the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) from registering disparaging names. In affirming a lower court ruling, the … ..

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Banning “Offensive” trademarks

NBCSports.comThe Supreme Court ruled today that the government can’t refuse to register trademarks based on the names, slogans or marks that it considers offensive, disparaging or which brings “any persons, living or dead,” into “contempt” or “disrepute.” That Supreme Court: Rejecting trademarks that ‘disparage’ others violates the First Amendment ..

Supreme Court: Rejecting trademarks that ‘disparage’ others violates the First Amendment

Washington PostThe federal government has violated the First Amendment by refusing to register trademarks that officials consider disparaging, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in a decision that provides a boost to the Washington Redskins’ efforts to hang Supreme Court rules government can’t refuse disparaging trademarks ..