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

James B. Astrachan. (File photo)

  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 ...

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Supreme Court turns away Redskins appeal in trademark case

In this photo taken Aug. 7, 2014, the Washington Redskins logo is seen on the field before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. Lawyers for the Washington Redskins are telling a judge that the team's free-speech rights are being infringed by a federal panel's decision to cancel the team's trademarks for being disparaging to Native Americans. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court has rejected a long-shot appeal from the Washington Redskins challenging a law that bars offensive trademarks. But the justices could still resolve the same issue in another case the court took up last week. The ...

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Does TV ridicule change minds on Redskins’ name?

The likes of ‘South Park’ and ‘The Daily Show’ have taken their shots at the name of Washington’s NFL team. (File photo)

In an episode of the crazy animated show “South Park” that aired last week, animated versions of Bill Cosby, Taylor Swift and a hologram of Kurt Cobain were featured in a show titled “The Washington Redskins Go F--- Yourselves Holiday Special.”

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