29 September 2016Trademarks

SCOTUS to review Slants, but not Redskins, case

The US Supreme Court has revealed that it will take up the In re Tam trademark dispute, a case centring on US rock band The Slants.

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18 January 2017   The US Supreme Court is due to hear oral arguments today in the Lee v Tam trademark dispute, which centres on rock band The Slants.
19 June 2017   The US Supreme Court has deemed the government’s ban on disparaging trademarks unconstitutional, handing a win to rock band The Slants and overturning more than 70 years of legal practice.
20 June 2017   The Washington Redskins, a National Football League (NFL) team, are also winners in a ruling handed down by the US Supreme Court, according to lawyers.