Numerous ‘offensive’ trademark applications filed following Tam ruling; applicants reveal commercial hopes and exploitation fears 26 Jun 17
It is a week ago today that the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaiting ruling in Matal v Tam, holding that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violates the US constitution. On the day of the ruling, there were at least 11 trademark applications filed that could be deemed disparaging or offensive. We reached out to the applicants of these filings to find out why they have chosen now to make their applications, and how they expect last Monday’s decision to affect their applications.
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