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    TAMPA, FL – June 27, 2019 – Attorney Richard M. Blau, shareholder and chair of GrayRobinson’s alcohol beverage lawfood law and cannabis industry law groups, was featured in Vol 21, No 127 of INSIGHTS ExpressBeer Marketer's INSIGHTS e-newsletter. The article, “Will Today’s Supreme Court Free Speech Decision Screw Up TTB’s Labeling/Ad Regulations?” discusses the free speech case in which a clothing maker challenged a US Patent and Trademark Office. The case could affect TTB’s treatment of alcohol labels and advertising. The government relied on Lanham Act, which blocks registration of marks that are “immoral, deceptive or scandalous.” The decision of this Lanham Act case could make TTB’s rules “ripe for a challenge,” Mr. Blau states, adding “time will tell whether the courts will apply the rationale to the FAA Act, or whether the courts will apply a higher level of scrutiny given the regulated nature of alcohol.”  To read the full article, visit Beer Marketer's INSIGHTS. (subscription required)

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