Unusual partners unite for Supreme Court fight

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WASHINGTON (AP) – An Asian-American rock band called The Slants and the Washington Redskins are unusual partners as the

Supreme Court decides whether to hear a First Amendment challenge to a law barring trademarks for offensive names. At issue is a

law barring the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from registering trademarks that disparage minority groups. The office denied a

trademark to the Slants in 2011 after finding the name disparaged people of Asian descent.

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