US Supreme Court to Decide Whether “Offensive” Names Trademark Case

Oregon band “The Slants” had their name refused for trademark registration for being “offensive.” The USPTO accuses the name of being disparaging to Asian-Americans, to which the Asian-American band argues they are re-appropriating the term. The band sued, and the case has made it up to the Supreme Court.

It will be interesting to see if this case impacts the infamous Washington Redskins debate.