William Watkins | Thursday April 19, 2018 at 4:13 PM PDT | Comments Off on California Threatens Free Speech with AB-2943
Proposed legislation, AB-2943, making its way through the California legislature, is the latest example of why east coast folks see California as the land of fruit and nuts.
Tags: AB-2943, California, Christianity, First Amednment, free speech, gender therapy, homosexuality, unfair trade practices
William Watkins | Tuesday June 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM PDT | Comments Off on “The Slants” Win on Free Speech
In Matal v. Tam, the Supreme Court handed down an important First Amendment decision. This case dealt with a band’s application for federal trademark registration of the band’s name, “The Slants.” The Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) denied the application based on 15 U.S.C. 1052(a), which prohibits the registration of trademarks that may “disparage ....
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Tags: First Amednment, free speech, Matal v. Tam, SCOTUS, the Slants, trademark, U.S. Supreme Court, US Patent and Trademark Office