Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Asian band's trademark claim, to be reviewed by SCOTUS, could vindicate Washington Redskins

The case Michelle K. Lee v. Simon Shiao Tam seems to mirror the case of the Washington Redskins trademark application.  The Supreme Court said Sept. 29 that it would review a Federal Circuit finding that the Lanham Act, which would deny the Asian rock band the name “the Slants”, is unconstitutional. The Quartz story is here.

I do remember the phrase during the Vietnam war, as applied to the Viet Cong, especially by people who didn’t want to be drafted.

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