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The Slants win trademark case in the U.S. Supreme Court

Business Journal - Tuesday 20th June, 2017

The Slants, a Portland band that's essentially fought for its name over the objections of the U.S. Patent Office, has won a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows it to trademark the moniker.

The Washington Post reports that the court ruled "the government can't refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive." Justices said the part of the law bars the government from registering "disparaging trademarks" violates free speech rights, according to the Post.

Simon Tam, the band's founder,...

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