Category: Lanham Act

Supreme Court to Decide If Insult Against Trump Can Be Trademarked

The Supreme Court decided June 5 to consider whether a progressive activist can trademark a belittling phrase targeting former President Donald Trump for use on T-shirts. The ruling puts the administration of President Joe Biden, a Democrat, in the unusual position of defending the interests of Trump, who is again seeking the Republican Party‚Äôs presidential…


Supreme Court Questions Whether Foreign Trademark Infringement Verdict Should Stand

A domestic manufacturer urged the Supreme Court on March 21 to uphold a $90 million award against a foreign company for trademark infringement almost all of which took place outside the United States. The case concerns the reach of the Lanham Act of 1946, a federal law that regulates trademarks and unfair competition. The presumption…