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June 19, 2017In the News

DeMarte quoted in “Supreme Court Ruling Against Censoring The Slants’s Name Bolsters Washington Redskins Trademark Case”

The Washington Times

Michael Best Partner Luke DeMarte was quoted in The Washington Times’ article, “Supreme Court Ruling Against Censoring The Slants’s Name Bolsters Washington Redskins Trademark Case” on June 19, 2017.

“The government cannot censor trademarks because some people find them offensive, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a major decision that could clear the way for the Washington Redskins football team to maintain its trademarks.

In an 8-0 ruling, the justices said the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office overstepped its powers and violated the First Amendment rights of an Asian-American rock band when it denied them a trademark on their name, The Slants.”

To read the entire Washington Times’ article, click here.

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