Problem

Disparagement

Other Names:
Contumely
Nature:

Disparagement, in United States trademark law, was a statutory cause of action that permits a party to petition the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to cancel a trademark registration that "may disparage or falsely suggest a connection with persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt or disrepute." In 2017, the Supreme Court struck down the disparagement provision as unconstitutional in Matal v Tam.

Broader Problems:
Disrespect
Verbal abuse
Related Problems:
Satire
Values:
Disparagement
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
13.08.2020 – 18:27 CEST