The Slants®?


Ron Coleman

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Ron Coleman discusses the recent Slants case where he represented an Asian American rock band, The Slants, before the Supreme Court. This case was closely watched in legal circles in part because of the implications it has on the Washington Redskins and the enforcement of their registered trademark.

Mr. Coleman uses these cases to provide an overview of trademark laws including The Lanham Act, the two different kinds of registrations, and the effect section 2A can have on a trademark. Mr. Coleman also gives advice on determining the proper time to file for trademark registration and how to begin the process.

This CLE is to provide the basics of Trademark law by examining the recent Slants Supreme Court case and discuss the implications for the Washington Redskins trademark.

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