In Ruling That May Impact ‘Redskins’ Controversy, SCOTUS Won’t Ban Offensive Trademark

Posted by Raw Editor on June 19, 2017 in politics |

Trademarks cannot be banned purely because they are offensive, the Supreme Court said Monday in a ruling that could impact one of the National Football League’s biggest controversies.Banning an offensive trademark “offends a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for a unanimous court. BREAKING: #SCOTUS says law that barred the Washington Redskins from registering their name as a trademark is unconstitutional. pic.twitter.com/Gpe8Wgnj5u — Jimmy Hoover (@JimmyHooverDC) June 19, 2017

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