Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Taking the Same Slant on the Lanham Act for the Second Time in Two Years, Supreme Court tells USPTO to Go Ask Congress to Try Again

Let’s get this out of the way: this blog post is going to include an unseemly, in my mind,  profane, even obscene, term.  I’m just going to put it out there up front, even though I think it’s one of the worst things you can say.  And no, the First Amendment doesn’t protect it. It’s … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Says Warrant Needed to Grab Cellphone Location Data

Just when you think you have a beat on the Supreme Court, they always seem to surprise you. Take the decision issued in Carpenter v. U.S., issued last Friday, June 22. The court held that a judicial warrant, based on probable cause, is required before law enforcement officials can call up your cellphone company and … Continue Reading

Slants Supreme Court Case Slays Ban on Registration of Disparaging Trademarks

I am officially a big fan of The Slants.  I’ve never seen them in concert.  I don’t own any of their albums (I’ve never even downloaded any of their individual songs).  I’m actually still not entirely sure what “Chinatown Dance Rock” really is. But I will forever be indebted to Simon Shiao Tam and crew.  … Continue Reading

Redskins “Offensive” Line May be Tested by Supreme Court

By agreeing to hear “The Slants” case, Court may decide whether USPTO can cancel “Redskins” trademark registrations. [Blogmeister’s Note: To say our blogger, Kevin “The Swami” Goldberg, is opinionated is something of an understatement. One particular bug up his butt: the NFL team which is titularly Washington, D.C.’s, even though it practices in Virginia and … Continue Reading
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