Mealey's IP/Tech - Federal Circuit Affirms: Trademark Would Be Disparaging

Mealey's IP/Tech - Federal Circuit Affirms: Trademark Would Be Disparaging

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board properly denied a registration for "STOP The Islamisation of America" on grounds that the trademark contains "matter which may disparage" American Muslims in violation of Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled May 13 (In re: Pamela Geller and Robert P. Spencer, No. 13-1412, Fed. Cir.).

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