Recent Supreme Court Trademark Decisions and Cannabis Registrations
Cannabis Law Journal, Feb. 2020
16 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2020 Last revised: 23 Feb 2020
Date Written: January 20, 2020
The prohibition on immoral trademarks has been steadily eroding as a result of First Amendment litigation at the United States Supreme Court. In light of recent Supreme Court decisions on trademark registrations and free speech, the question then becomes: Is the Lanham Act’s ban on cannabis trademark registrations justifiable in light of the First Amendment in view of these recent cases?
Keywords: cannabis, marijuana, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Constitutional, medical marijuana, Cole Memo, law, United States, Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law, Brunetti, Tam
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