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Supreme Court Takes Case That May Determine Fate Of Redskins Trademark

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide, in a case involving a rock band called The Slants, whether trademarks like the Redskins can be cancelled.
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Several years ago, Simon Tam of Portland, Oregon band the Slants started trying to register his all-Asian dance-rock group’s name as a trademark. However, a federal law blocks the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from registering tr...

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The court decided to review a lower court decision that found the government could not deny trademarks because of an offensive name.

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The case involves an Asian-American dance-rock band called the Slants, but it also has implications for the Washington Redskins.

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The Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to review a case challenging the constitutionality of a law that forbids degrading trademarks—and whose outcome will effectively decide the fate of the Redskins’ legal battle over its name. (Slat...

Supreme Court to decide if offensive names such as 'Redskins' and 'Slants' can be trademarked

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The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether The Slants, an Asian American rock band from Portland, Ore., can trademark its name despite the government’s objection that it is an offensive term. This clash between free speech ...

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