Tag Archives: Slant

Slanted Process: US Trademark Office Says Anyone (Except Asians) Can Trademark “The Slants”

By Simon Tam A few years ago, I filed a trademark application for my band, The Slants. The US Trademark Office rejected it, claiming it was disparaging towards Asians. I was baffled: I’m Asian. At first, we fought it by … Continue reading

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Slant Book Review: Timothy Wang’s Debut Novel

Timothy Wang’s debut novel Slant is about a gay Chinese boy growing up in America. As I was reading along, I found myself constantly laughing and relating to almost every page. Wang tackles the issues that Asians and Asian Americans … Continue reading

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