California music lovers may be interested to learn that a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied an Oregon-based rock band's application to trademark its name. The Asian-American band is named Slants, and its trademark application was rejected on the basis that the band name is a racial slur.
California entrepreneurs may be interested in learning about the importance of trademark law in choosing a business brand. Due to the potential issues down the road, attention should be paid to having a strong mark from the start.
Trying to register a trademark can be complicated process, especially if you end up in a trademark dispute. Business owners in California should be aware of a recent trademark dispute case that ended up being heard by a federal appeals court after the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board rejected an applicant's trademark request.