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Asian-American Band 'The Slants' Win Supreme Court Battle Over Name Trademark

Huffington Post Monday, 19 June 2017
In a decision that could benefit the NFL’s Washington Redskins, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a federal prohibition on disparaging trademarks as a constitutional violation in a major free speech ruling involving a band called The Slants.

The court ruled 8-0 in favor of the Portland, Oregon-based Asian-American...
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News video: Top U.S. Court Rules That Offensive Trademark Ban Is Unconstitutional

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On Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled that a law which forbids official registration of offensive trademarks unconstitutionally limits free speech, an outcome the government claims could lead to a proliferation of racial slurs as sanctioned trademarks. The court ruled 8-0 in favor of the...

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