The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that the provisions of the Lanham Act which permits the Patent and Trademark Office to decline to register “disparaging” trademarks is unconstitutional. The case, In Re Tam, was argued for the appellant by Ron Coleman. Ron is also representing Patterico in the Kimberlin v. Frey RICO Remnant LOLsuit.
Here’s the court’s ruling—
BTW, this is the same provision of the Lanham Act that was used to revoke the Redskins trademark.