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Why the Slants U.S. Supreme Court win matters

Business Journal - Tuesday 20th June, 2017

The leader of the Slants said the Portland band's U.S. Supreme Court victory marks a win for "all marginalized communities to determine what's best for ourselves."

Simon Tam issued a statement after the high court ruled it could procure a U.S. trademark for its band name. The U.S. Patent Office had denied the request more than seven years ago deeming the name offensive.

Tam said the name intends to bring attention to Asian-American issues. All members of the dance-pop band are Asian-American.


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