Cristina Hernandez-Marti Perez has recently published an article in European Intellectual Property Review in relation to trademarks and freedom of expression. This article compares the regulatory framework under US and European trade mark law in relation to the absolute prohibition grounds of registration that are contrary to the public order or morality. Even though the legal framework concerning freedom of expression and absolute prohibitions does not differ substantially, there are differences in the scope and play of such prohibition.

Hernandez Marti Perez, Cristina, “Trade marks and freedom of expression in US and EU Law”, 2021 E.P.I.R. 43.2., pages 74 -82.