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Lee v. Tam : Disparaging Trademarks versus Freedom of Speech

| Category: Intellectual Property News

On September 29, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States (“Supreme Court”) granted certiorari in Lee v. Tam to consider whether the disparagement provision of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1052(a), which says that no trademark shall be denied registration on account of its nature unless it “consists of … matter which may disparage… persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute” is facially invalid under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.

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