Supreme Court upholds offensive trademarks as form of free speech

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal trademarks can be registered in most cases even if they are considered derogatory. The decision was a victory for an Asian American dance rock band dubbed The Slants — and, in all likelihood, …The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Band’s Name In Trademark Dispute ..

Supreme Court rules rock band the Slants may trademark its name, striking down law banning offensive terms

Los Angeles TimesThe Supreme Court extended trademark protection on Monday to words and names that may be offensive, ruling that the 1st Amendment right to free speech allows an Asian American band to call itself the Slants. The unanimous decision will also likely …Supreme Court rules government can’t refuse disparaging trademarks ..

Supreme Court rules the Slants may trademark their name, strikes down law banning offensive terms

TIMEThe Supreme Court extended trademark protection on Monday to words and names that may be offensive, ruling that the 1st Amendment right to free speech allows an Asian American band to call itself “The Slants.” The unanimous decision will also likely …Supreme Court rules government can’t refuse disparaging trademarks ..

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Banning “Offensive” trademarks

NBCSports.comThe Supreme Court ruled today that the government can’t refuse to register trademarks based on the names, slogans or marks that it considers offensive, disparaging or which brings “any persons, living or dead,” into “contempt” or “disrepute.” That Supreme Court: Rejecting trademarks that ‘disparage’ others violates the First Amendment ..

Redskins are ‘thrilled’ by Supreme Court decision striking down law banning offensive trademarks

Los Angeles TimesThe Washington Redskins got some good news Monday morning when the Supreme Court ruled that an Asian American band can call itself The Slants, even though the name might offend some people. That appears to mean that the Redskins also will be …The Latest: Ohio group vows to keep pressure on Indians logo ..