Jonathan Hudis quoted in article “Washington Redskins also winners in SCOTUS Tam ruling: lawyers”World Intellectual Property Review 06/20/17
Below is an excerpt:
The Washington Redskins, a National Football League (NFL) team, are also winners in a ruling handed down by the US Supreme Court, according to lawyers.
Yesterday, June 19, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Lee v Tam (now Matal v Tam), deeming the government’s ban on disparaging trademarks unconstitutional and overturning more than 70 years of legal practice.
Jonathan Hudis, partner at Quarles & Brady, added that many otherwise offending marks will “likely be allowed to register with the USPTO going forward—as the USPTO cannot deny the registration of any mark that meets the Lanham Act’s other viewpoint-neutral requirements”.