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The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge to the denial of a trademark to a band named The Slants.

The Patent and Trademark Office relied on the provision in the federal statute against registering trademarks that disparage "institutions, beliefs or national symbols."The Slants won in the Court of Appeals, but agreed that the Supreme Court should take the case because of the importance of the question (which is the same question that arises in the case involving the Washington Redskins).
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