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In re Tam, 14-1203

In a trademark appeal brought by an Asian dance rock band seeking to register its name THE SLANTS, the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board decision refusing to register the mark is affirmed where the mark is disparaging to people of Asian descent under 15 U.S.C. section 1052(a).

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/20/2015
  • Published 04/20/2015


  • Moore


  • United States Federal Circuit