Author: Ira Schwartz

Supreme Court Says Prohibition Against Scandalous Trademarks Violates First Amendment

On June 24, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling holding that the Lanham’s Acts provisions preventing the registration of trademarks that are immoral or scandalous violates the First Amendment. In Iancu v. Brunetti, the Supreme Court specifically directed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to allow the registration of the term FUCT for […]

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Cellphone Privacy

Limits to the Government’s Power to Search Cell Phones

Recently, a U.S. Magistrate Judge issued an Order explaining that there are limits to the Government’s power to search cell phones pursuant to a search warrant. In a sealed case in Oakland, California, the Government sought a search warrant allowing federal authorities to search a house, and to obtain the cell phones of everyone in the […]

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