Remember the battles over the name of the NFL team in Washington, DC? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is busy trying to protect everyone from “disparaging” terms, even when they don’t need it – again. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is stepping up to help a band get a trademark that the PTO has determined is inappropriate. Yes, the government is trying to stop an Asian-American band from calling themselves “The Slants” – because racism?
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