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Asian-American Band Can’t Trademark “The Slants”

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has once again denied the trademark application of Portland-based dance-rock band The Slants because it says the name “consists of or comprises immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter; or matter which may disparage. . .” in reference to the term “slant” as a derogatory term for someone of Asian […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

March 29th, 2011 at 9:11 am