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3Novices:Racial slur or trademark? US Supreme Court rules Asian-American band can call itself The Slants

The United States Supreme Court extended trademark protection to words and names that may be offensive, ruling that the First Amendment right to free speech allows an Asian-American band to call itself The Slants.
The ruling is expected to benefit other organisations whose monikers have caused controversy, notably the Washington Redskins football team which has long faced protests by Native American activists who see the name as racist.
The Supreme Court decided unanimously that the US Patent…
June 20, 2017 at 09:45AM http://ift.tt/2ry8m4y
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