No. 2013-1412.

751 F.3d 1355 (2014)

In re Pamela GELLER and Robert B. Spencer.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

May 13, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David Yerushalmi , American Freedom Law Center, of Washington, DC, argued for appellants.

Thomas L. Casagrande , Associate Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office, of Alexandria, Virginia, argued for appellee. With him on the brief were Nathan K. Kelley , Solicitor, Benjamin T. Hickman , and Christina Hieber , Associate Solicitor.

Before NEWMAN, O'MALLEY, and WALLACH, Circuit Judges.

WALLACH, Circuit Judge.

Applicants Pamela Geller and Robert B. Spencer ("Appellants") appeal from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's ("Board") refusal to register the mark STOP THE ISLAMISATION OF AMERICA in connection with the recited services of "understanding and preventing terrorism." J.A. 27. The Board found the mark contains "matter which may disparage" a group of persons in violation of § 2(a) of the Trademark Act. Because the Board's finding is supported...

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