USPTO Navigates New Territory In The Wake of Matal v. Tam

August 17, 2017

Ben Natter and Jessica Sblendorio recently had their article regarding the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (“USPTO”) response to Matal v. Tam published on  The article details the USPTO’s response to Matal v. Tam. Following the decision, the USPTO issued updated guidance for marks that were previously subject to refusal under the disparagement and scandalous clause. The article also discussed the implication of Matal v. Tam on the registration of controversial trademarks including the Washington Redskins trademark dispute.

Jonathan Tinker-Lamothe is part of the trademark support staff at Haug Partners and assisted with the preparation of this piece.

The article is available here.