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Why the Supreme Court gutted the Lanham Act’s disparagement clause

  The Supreme Court of the United States Monday affirmed the Federal Circuit’s decision holding unconstitutional the Lanham Act’s bar on registering trademarks that disparage or bring into contempt or disrepute “any persons living or dead,” including groups, beliefs, and national symbols, if identifiable. In this case, the United States Patent and Trademark Office refused registration ...

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