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Mar 5, 2016

Offensive Trademark Applications Suspended by USPTO Until Supremes Rule on In re Tam

Ron Abrams’ article “Offensive Trademark Applications Suspended by USPTO Until Supremes Rule on In re Tam” appeared in IPWatchdog on March 3, 2016. In the article, Ron studies the recent landmark decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in which it ruled that the disparagement provision of the Lanham Act was unconstitutional as violating the First Amendment, and how the Commissioner of Trademarks has altered the way in which the PTO handles trademark applications with potentially offensive or disparaging marks.

The full article can be found here.

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