THE SLANTS trademark: The CAFC reply brief

If you’re following the excitement, you’ve already bookmarked and, presumably, shared with all your friends our initial Federal Circuit brief filed in support of the appeal from the PTO / TTAB’s refusal to register the trademark THE SLANTS to The Slants (in the person of their front man, Simon Tam).

You may have missed the PTO’s response, however, in which case that omission has now been made good with the foregoing link.  And it’s been made even better with this (below) — the reply brief we filed in the Federal Circuit yesterday on behalf of Simon and the other Slants:

Shout outs and huzzahs are more than slightly appropriate regarding my colleague, Joel MacMull, who — as he does so often — did the hard part.  And a little of the fun part, too.

Ron Coleman