TIMEMembers of the rock band The Slants have the right to call themselves by a disparaging name, the Supreme Court says, in a ruling that could have broad impact on how the First Amendment is applied in other trademark cases. The Slants’ leader Simon Tam …Supreme Court Strikes Down Rule Against Disparaging Trademarks ..
Supreme Court sides with band The Slants in fight over disparaging trademarks
The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Asian-American dance-rock band The Slants in striking down a provision in trademark law that banned the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) from registering disparaging names. In affirming a lower court ruling, the … ..
Supreme Court Sides With Portland Band The Slants In Trademark Dispute
NBCNews.comThe Slants (left to right: Joe X Jiang, Ken Shima, Tyler Chen, Simon “Young” Tam, Joe X Jiang). The band has toured and released several albums as the trademark dispute has unfolded. Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in …Supreme Court: Rejecting trademarks that ‘disparage’ others violates First Amendment ..
Portland’s the Slants ‘humbled and thrilled’ after Supreme Court trademark win
OregonLive.comPortland musicians have topped the charts and toured the world, but on Monday, the Slants made history. In a morning decision, the group’s fight to trademark their name–viewed as “disparaging” by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office under a 1946 …Supreme Court sides with band The Slants in fight over 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 ..