In Matal v. Tam, the United States Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Lanham Act that barred registration of disparaging trademarks, such as trademarks using racist or offensive messages. The provision is codified under 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a) and states in relevant part that one may not register a trademark that "disparage[s]...or bring[s]...into contemp[t] or disrepute" any "persons, living or dead."
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