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U.S. top court says law banning offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

Reuters Monday, 19 June 2017 ()
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a law forbidding official registration of offensive trademarks unconstitutionally limits free speech in a case involving a band called The Slants, an outcome the government has said could lead to a proliferation of racial slurs as sanctioned trademarks.
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On Monday the Supreme Court struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, stating in a unanimous decision that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms in fact violates free speech rights. The ruling came in favor of an Asian-American rock band which calls itself "the...

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