When The Slants tried to trademark their band name, they were blocked by the Patent and Trademark office, on the grounds that “Slant” is offensive to Asian Americans – even though the band is all Asian American.
They ended up winning that battle. But recently, The Slants announced that they’ll no longer be playing live shows. So here’s a look at the band when they were still fighting the United States government over the rights to their own name.
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