Ideally Suited Courtroom Regulations The Authorities Can’T Refuse To Check In Emblems Taken Into Consideration Offensive

| AFP/Getty Supreme Court rules the government can’t refuse to register trademarks considered offensiveThe Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional the federal government’s practice of refusing to register trademarks that officials deem to be offensive.
A police officer stands guard on the steps of the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on June 15, 2017.
Story Continued BelowThe result in the closely-watched case could doom legal challenges to other trademarks many consider offensive, such as that for the Washington Redskins football team.
The justices ruled in favor of Simon Tam, the front man for an all-Asian-American rock band known as “The Slants.” The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had refused to register the name, citing a law that denied trademarks that disparage individuals, institutions, beliefs or national symbols.

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