Ken Shima of the band The Slants warms up during a recording session in Eugene, Ore., in December 2016. The band is challenging the Patent Office’s decision to reject a trademark for their name, arguing the government cannot make the decision on what kind of speech is disparaging.
Ken Shima of the band The Slants warms up during a recording session in Eugene, Ore., in December 2016. The band is challenging the Patent Office’s decision to reject a trademark for their name, arguing the government cannot make the decision on what kind of speech is disparaging. Amanda Lucier For The Washington Post
Ken Shima of the band The Slants warms up during a recording session in Eugene, Ore., in December 2016. The band is challenging the Patent Office’s decision to reject a trademark for their name, arguing the government cannot make the decision on what kind of speech is disparaging. Amanda Lucier For The Washington Post
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