Supreme Court Will Decide Whether T-Shirts Criticizing Trump Are Banned By Trademark Law

Posted on AllSides June 5th, 2023
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The Supreme Court will consider whether trademarks can be granted that criticize public officials by name despite a federal law that says otherwise, the court announced Monday, as it took up a case challenging the government’s decision to reject a t-shirt trademark that mocks former President Donald Trump. Vidal v. Elster concerns Steve Elster’s attempt to trademark the phrase “Trump Too Small” for use on a t-shirt that criticizes Trump’s political agenda, saying on the back of the shirt that “Trump’s package is too small” on a variety of political...

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