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    TAMPA, FL – June 28, 2019 – Attorney Richard M. Blau, shareholder and chair of GrayRobinson’s alcohol beverage lawfood law and cannabis industry law groups, provides insight for volume 10, number 21 of Modern Distillery Age. In the feature, “U.S. Supreme Court Speaks: Iancu v. Brunetti & The Future of Indecent or Obscene Alcohol Beverage Labels ” Mr. Blau states, “In ruling that the Lanham Act’s prohibition on registration of immoral or scandalous trademarks violates the First Amendment, the Court made the clear point that government is not entitled to exercise a ‘viewpoint bias’ that allows the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to refuse registration of trademarks communicating ‘immoral’ or ‘scandalous’ views about (among other things) drug use, religion, and terrorism, while approving registration of marks expressing more socially-accepted views on the same topics.” View the full feature here. (subscription required)

    Read Richard’s full analysis on Iancu v. Brunetti here.

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