TTAB re THE SLANTS trademark: Once disparaging, always disparaging

Originally posted 2013-09-28 21:24:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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:

SLANTS Trademark Refusal TTAB 85472044 by Ron Coleman

Who am I to say?

I’m not. But there is the Federal Circuit, and they are. We’ll give them their chance.