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    Is A Racial Or Ethnic Group A "Person"?

    Yesterday's post concerned the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Matal v. Tam, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 3872 (June 19, 2017) that the "disparagement clause" of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.  As far as most legal...

    Legislation, First Amendment, free speech, persons, disparagement clause, Samuel Alito

    Incorporating Under A Disparaging Name

    In Matal v. Tam, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 3872 (June 19, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court found the "disparagement clause" of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.  The "disparagement clause" prohibits the registration of...

    First Amendment, free speech, matal v. tam, Secretary of State, business name, entity name, Supreme Court

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