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Even Before Slants, Offensive TM Ban Always An Awkward Fit

Mintz Member Susan Weller is featured in this Law360 article on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to rule in favor of the rock band “The Slants”. The court decided that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act was in direct violation of the First Amendment, and experts pointed out that such a ruling highlights the fact that the clause was always an “odd fit” in the Lanham Act.

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