The Supreme Court has finally issued a ruling on a trademark case involving a band called "the Slants" that will directly impact the Washington Redskins ongoing trademark case. In their opinion, which came as a result of Matal, Interim Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Tam, the court ruled that the law used by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to reject the team's trademarks on unconstitutional, and is improper under the First Amendment.
The Redskins appealed the original ruling which was affirmed by a federal judge 2 years ago, and have been waiting to see how this case played out in the highest court. This should lead to a victory for the Redskins legal team, and owner Dan Snyder is obviously pleased with today's result.
The Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in favor of rock band The Slants, issuing a ruling that bodes well for the Redskins: https://t.co/YhQmJrZyq1— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) June 19, 2017
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#Redskins owner Dan Snyder also weighed in with a statement on the Supreme Court ruling: "I am THRILLED. Hail to the Redskins."— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) June 19, 2017
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