Thursday, March 06, 2014

CAFC Hears Oral Argument in Appeal From "STOP THE ISLAMISATION OF AMERICA" Disparagement Refusal

The CAFC heard oral argument [mp3 here] on Tuesday in the appeal from the Board's affirmance of a Section 2(a) refusal to register the mark STOP THE ISLAMISATION OF AMERICA for "providing information regarding understanding and preventing terrorism." The Board found the mark to be disparaging to a substantial composite of Muslims in the United States. In re Pamela Geller, Serial No. 77940879 (February 7, 2013) [not precedential]. [TTABlogged here].

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TTABlog comment: Based on the argument, I predict an affirmance.

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2014.


At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you suppose they would have reached the same result if the book were called "Stop the Nazification of America?"


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