The U.S. Supreme Court just FUCT’d the Lanham Act. The Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1052(a)) prohibits the registration of “immoral or scandalous” trademarks. Respondent founded a clothing line that uses the trademark FUCT. The U.S. Patent and Trademark office decided the trademark was prohibited under the Lanham Act. The U.S. Supreme Court held that the prohibition on “immoral or scandalous” trademarks was facially unconstitutional, stating: “There are a great many immoral and scandalous ideas in the world (even more than there are swear words), and the Lanham Act covers them all. It therefore violates the First Amendment.” (Iancu v. Brunetti (U.S., June 24, 2019) 2019 U.S. LEXIS 4201.)
P.S. FUCT is reportedly an acronym for “Friends U Can’t Trust”.