SCOTUS says the F**k word is okay for a trademark.

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    A 6-3 decision in opposition to Ginsberg’s claim all would be 5-4.


    For anyone with a dream to shock people with a vulgar trademark featuring or referencing a dirty four-letter word, the United States Supreme Court has given you your ruling. In a 6-3 decision on Monday, the high court overturned the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's near century-long ban on registering immoral or vulgar trademarks.

    Justice Elena Kagan wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh.

    "We hold that this provision infringes the First Amendment for the same reason: It too disfavors certain ideas," wrote Kagan.


    And this:


    Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.

    Can anyone guess where Roberts stands on anything?

    More @ SCOTUS Overturns Ban On Vulgar, Immoral Trademark Registrations
     
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    "SCOTUS says the F**k word is okay for a trademark."

    NOT what they said.
     
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    you can only go down the moral ladder so far and then you will be at the bottom
    ..there has to be some standards
     
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    Why does government have to set the standards?

    If an owner wants to label his business with trash, he will either get trashy customers - or none at all.
     
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    .....I remember how one time a state/etc refused ''JAP SLAP'' for someones personal license plates......should they allow that and the EVIL N word?
    ...and we don't wan't filth/filthy language where kids can see it
     

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