A 6-3 ruling says that the First Amendment protects brand names that are considered “immoral” or “scandalous.”
Congress May Not Bar Registration of "Immoral or Scandalous" Trademarks—But "Vulgar or Profane" Marks, Maybe
The Supreme Court rules that the bar on "immoral or scandalous" marks is viewpoint-based, but Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Breyer, Alito, and Sotomayor say that an exclusion of "vulgar or profane" marks would be viewpoint-neutral though content-based. (The other five Justices express no opinion on a hypothetical "vulgar or profane" mark ban.)
The owner of a clothing line asks the Supreme Court to overturn the ban on "scandalous" trademarks because it violates the First Amendment.
The Slants speak with Reason a year after winning the right to use their own name.
Meet Eric Lundgren, who got 15 months in prison for selling pirated Microsoft software that the tech giant gives away for free.
So concludes the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, in rejecting rapper Dr. Dre's trademark claim against OB/GYN -- and OB/GYN-related writer and lecturer -- Draion M. Burch, who calls himself Dr. Drai.
So a Federal Circuit panel held today, answering a question that the Supreme Court's Slants case left open.
Court says Iowa State University discriminated against student marijuana-policy group based on "political pushback."
The government struggles to justify the rule that stopped The Slants from registering the name of their band.
May the govt force be with you.
Release of No Man's Sky was delayed nearly two months.
Guys, paper could mean almost anything
Another College Station company filed an application several months earlier
That feature photos of Hooters waitresses, ad was changed to "Kooters" but the photos remained
Use of asset forfeiture to steal a trademark for a symbolic victory is ... new
Wants fines up to $1,000
For being "merely descriptive"
Were the drawn guns really necessary?
Out of control?