supreme court strikes down law prohibiting disparaging trademarks

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the us supreme court [official website] ruled [opinion, pdf] monday in matal v. tam [scotusblog materials] that a law prohibiting disparaging trademarks is a violates the first amendment [text]. the lanham act [text] provides that no trademark shall be refused registration on account of its nature unless, inter alia, it “[c]onsists of ... matter which may disparage ... persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute.” the us patent and trademark office...

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