Since we don’t really have a thread about it and I find it fascinating to delve into the law and whatnot… a thread.
We’ll open with a case that’s currently being argued in front of the SCOTUS right now.
And law blogger/twittery lawyer input:
This one is kind of interesting, because it’s basically the Redskins argument on trademarks… only the SCOTUS doesn’t want it to be. They refused to take the Redskins case and are taking this one, but also specifically ignoring the Redskins case and any reference to it (which of course they would, it’s a different case, but still interesting that this one got through).
TLDR: A band of Asian folks is called The Slants. They want to register that as a trademark, only the trademark people wont do it because it’s a racial slur against Asian people and they aren’t in the habit of allowing those things through. Now it made it to the Supreme Court who decided to hear it.