[lg policy] US: F-Bombs Coming to Supreme Court for Review of Government Ban on Scandalous Trademarks

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Mon Jan 7 13:46:13 EST 2019


Hollywood Reporter

F-Bombs Coming to Supreme Court for Review of Government Ban on Scandalous Trademarks

It's now time for the nine justices to hear about the "FUCT" clothing brand.

Warning: This forthcoming Supreme Court hearing may contain strong language unsuitable for children.

On Friday, the high court agreed to review a case — Iancu v Brunetti — that focuses on whether the government's  prohibition on federal registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks is facially invalid under the free speech clause of the First Amendment.

Full story:
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/f-bombs-coming-supreme-court-review-government-ban-scandalous-trademarks-1173295

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