Today in Matal v. Tam, the Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that the restriction on registration of disparaging marks violates the First Amendment's right of free speech. Justice Alito, writing for the majority, noted that the "vagueness of the disparagement test and the huge volume of applications has produced a haphazard record of enforcement" to date. Justice Kennedy, in a concurring opinion along with four other justices, noted that disparaging trademarks is "viewpoint discrimination" by the federal government. While the reasoning behind the decision is widespread, the immediate result is clear--the USPTO will begin to allow registration of disparaging marks and will no longer cancel any marks because they are disparaging. For the full case and opinion: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-1293_1o13.pdf.