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A small group of companies and individuals are looking to register racially charged words and symbols for their products, including the N-word and a swastika, based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision on trademarks last month.

At least nine such applications have been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) since the unanimous June 19 ruling throwing out a federal law prohibiting disparaging trademarks. All are pending.

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16 thoughts on “Supreme Court ruling leads to offensive trademark requests

  1. When we first moved to Los Angeles, my sons and I helped my sister to launch her gift shop, registered as “Moments of Pleasure Gift Shop.”
    Imagine the comments I got when I answered the phone: “Moments of Please, how can I help you?”

  2. Isn’t free speech about the right to assemble and conduct nonviolent protest? Isn’t it about the role of the press/media to inform people of what’s really going on and to challenge leaders when they may be veering off-track?

    No. I guess it’s about any little opportunity for elites to get their innovation-challenged nephews and nieces started in business.

  3. Well, I am very sure this will definitely lead to unbelievable HIGH LEVELS of every possible exhibition of patience, tolerance & understanding between normal contrasting melting-pot of Americans that we are. o_O 😦

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