The United states Supreme Court is seen on April 15, 2019 in Washington DC. – The US Supreme Court takesRead More →

The United states Supreme Court is seen on April 15, 2019 in Washington DC. – The US Supreme Court takes up Monday the government’s refusal to register a trademark by a clothing line named “Fuct,” and arguments should be, well, salty. The case pits a provision of US trademark law that allows the government to deny requests on the basis of “immoral” or “scandalous” words against the bedrock principles of free speech enshrined in the Constitution. It all started with provocateur, artist and designer Erik Brunetti, who founded the streetwear brand in 1990. It rhymes with plucked.Under the label, he has since freely sold clothing with anti-religious, anti-government slogans and motifs, often parodying pop culture. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)