May 29, 2014

Federal Circuit Decisions for Week Ending May 16, 2014

In Re Pamela Geller and Robert B. Spencer, No. 2013-1412, (May 13, 2014) (precedential) (3-0)

Key points:

  • Marks that refer negatively to religious groups should be analyzed under the “disparagement” portion of §2(a).
  • There is a two-part test for whether a mark is deemed disparaging under §2(a).

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