Supreme Court: Lanham Act's Disparagement Clause Violates First Amendment

September 1, 2017

Jessica Vosgerchian

Jessica Vosgerchian wrote an article titled “Supreme Court: Lanham Act's Disparagement Clause Violates First Amendment” published in Mondaq. In June 2017, the United States Supreme Court affirmed the Federal Circuit's ruling that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act prohibiting federal trademark registration for marks that disparage persons, living or dead, was facially invalid under the First Amendment protection of speech. Read more