The Asian American Band That Fought The U.S. Gov’t Over Their Own “Offensive” Name

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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