Remember the SLANTS trademark appeal to the TTAB? Here’s the decision (below).
For the TTAB, there’s only one answer to the “disparaging” question — well, actually, that’s not true I guess, depending on the PC winds. But if the disparaging term is ethnic — for that, there’s no forgiveness, at least if the applicant is ethnic, too:
Who am I to say?
I’m not. But there is the Federal Circuit, and they are. We’ll give them their chance.