Monday, June 19, 2017

Slants Win Trademark Case, Leader Tells Redskins to Drop Name Voluntarily; U.S. News & World Report, June 19, 2017

Steven Nelson, U.S. News & World Report; 

Slants Win Trademark Case, Leader Tells Redskins to Drop Name Voluntarily


"The 8-0 ruling likely clears the way for the Redskins football team to retain trademarks contested under that ban. But Simon Tam, the band's founder and namesake of Matal v. Tam, says the NFL team should change its name anyhow.

"Just because something is permissible, it doesn't mean it's the right thing," Tam told U.S. News after his band's victory. "I think it's their social responsibility to do that.""

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