G. & C. Merriam Co. v. Syndicate Pub. Co.

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G. & C. Merriam Co. v. Syndicate Pub. Co.
Argued April 14, 1915
Decided June 1, 1915
Full case nameG. & C. Merriam Co. v. Syndicate Pub. Co.
Citations237 U.S. 618 (more)
35 S. Ct. 708; 59 L. Ed. 1148
Holding
Under the Trademark Act of 1881, after a copyrighted work expires, the word used to designate that work falls into the public domain and cannot be trademarked.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Edward D. White
Associate Justices
Joseph McKenna · Oliver W. Holmes Jr.
William R. Day · Charles E. Hughes
Willis Van Devanter · Joseph R. Lamar
Mahlon Pitney · James C. McReynolds
Case opinion
MajorityDay
Laws applied
Trademark Act of 1881

G. & C. Merriam Co. v. Syndicate Pub. Co., 237 U.S. 618 (1915), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that, under the Trademark Act of 1881, after a copyrighted work expires, the word used to designate that work falls into the public domain and cannot be trademarked.[1]

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  1. ^ G. & C. Merriam Co. v. Syndicate Pub. Co., 237 U.S. 618 (1915)

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