The Federal Trademark Office Won't Protect Our Band's Name, The Slants, Because It Says The Name Is Racist. We're … – ACLU (blog)

The Federal Trademark Office Won’t Protect Our Band’s Name, The Slants, Because It Says The Name Is Racist. We’re … – ACLU (blog)
ACLU (blog)The Federal Trademark Office Won’t Protect Our Band’s Name, The Slants, Because It Says The Name Is Racist. We’re …ACLU (blog)Eight years ago, I applied to register the trademark for my anti-racist dance/rock band, The Slants. After Googling us, the United States Patent and Trademark Office determined our name was a slur in this context because we are Asian-American. Because …US Supreme Court Tackles Racist Trademarks in Band CaseYahoo MusicUS Supreme Court hears dispute over offensive trademarksReutersJustices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarksWaterloo Recordall 12 news articles »
The Federal Trademark Office Won’t Protect Our Band’s Name, The Slants, Because It Says The Name Is Racist. We’re … – ACLU (blog)