WTF? USPTO to Continue Refusing Scandalous and Immoral Marks... For Now
Andrei Mincov's commentary on the original article
I have written about this before. Logically, the chain of developments would go from disparagement (already found unconstitutional by SCOTUS) to scandalous (awaiting July 11, 2018, as explained in this article) to trademarks for unlawful activities (marijuana). In theory, there is virtually no difference between a marijuana brand and a brand of medication that is awaiting the government's permits. Just because you are not yet legally allowed to sell the medication doesn't mean you cannot protect its brand. How is it different from branding dope?