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Constructive Congress

January 11, 2015

Artist – Adam Zyglis

In other news, the Department of Justice announced today that it will defend the constitutionality of the statute that led to the loss of patent protection for the Washington football team.

Pro-Football Inc. is challenging the constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a) on the grounds that the act violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Lanham Act permits denial or cancellation of a trademark application if the trademark is disparaging or falsely suggests a connection with persons living or dead, institutions, beliefs or national symbols. The act further provides that if a private party believes that a trademark was improperly registered, the party may commence a review proceeding before the TTAB seeking to have the trademark canceled.

The United States will defend the constitutionality of the federal statute.

I’ve been laughing for the last couple hours while revisiting Romney memes.

Have a good weekend.