Immoral Marks Law and Legal Definition

Marks which connote moral offense and are not acceptable publicly are classified as immoral marks. Marks consisting of immoral or scandalous matter cannot be federally registered. Courts have defined scandalous marks to include marks giving offense to the conscience or moral feelings; exciting reprobation, calling out condemnation for a substantial composite of the general public.

Pursuant to 15 USCS § 1052, trademarks that consists of or comprises immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter can be refused registration.