On June 8, the United States Supreme Court handed down a surprisingly decisive ruling on trademark law and its relationship with First Amendment rights. The Court found that free speech rights did not protect a manufacturer of dog toys, which mimicked a bottle of Jack Daniels, against an action for trademark infringement. The case has provoked widespread discussion among IP lawyers across the world regarding similar cases in other jurisdictions.
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