Last month, a Supreme Court ruling made it legal to trademark offensive words. Now, folks are trying to trademark the N-word.
Yes. That N-word.
“We’re now opening the door, chipping away at what’s acceptable under cultural norms,” Attorney David Bell, a trademark expert with Haynes and Boone law firm said. “I think it could be a slippery slope, where you get more people and companies thinking, ‘This is okay.’”
According to Reuters, there have already been seven trademark applications filed for variations of the N-word and other offensive slurs.
Read more about this mess here.
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