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Schmitt quoted in World Intellectual Property Review article "Iancu v Brunetti: A marker in the moral policing of IP, say lawyers"

World Intellectual Property Review

Michael Best Partner Marshall Schmitt was quoted in World Intellectual Property Review article "Iancu v Brunetti: A marker in the moral policing of IP, say lawyers."

Lawyers have welcomed the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the ban on scandalous and disparaging marks, after the court found yesterday, June 24, that it violated the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

Speaking to WIPR, Marshall Schmitt, partner at Michael Best & Friedrich in Chicago, said that the ruling in Iancu v Brunetti was a “rare case where the oral argument for the most part foreshadowed the outcome”.

“During the oral argument, it was clear that the justices were struggling to grapple with drawing a line on marks that everyone acknowledged were offensive,” Schmitt said.

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