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Alt Legal IP News - Issue #144

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #144

Sitting on Capitol Hill

- Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that banning "immoral" or "scandalous" trademark registrations violates the First Amendment.

- Senator Marco Rubio wants to continue the fight against Chinese tech company Huawei and prevent it from ever receiving patent damages in US courts.

- Senators Chris Coons and Thom Tillis reflect on what they learned at the patent eligibility hearings.

From Streetwear to the Supreme Court: An Alt Legal Interview with John Sommer

From Streetwear to the Supreme Court: An Alt Legal Interview with John Sommer

On Monday, April 15th, 2019 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Iancu v. Brunetti, which will likely address whether Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act’s prohibition on the federal registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” marks is facially invalid under the free speech clause of the First Amendment. Erik Brunetti, a streetwear icon, was barred by the USPTO for receiving a trademark registration because his clothing company FUCT was considered immoral or scandalous.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #59

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #59

The production company behind the Simpsons has filed trademark applications for their closing credits logo, animation, and jingle