Mississippi Man Wants N-Word Trademark to Build Positive Brand

A black entrepreneur from Mississippi who wants to control who gets to profit from using the most infamous racial slur in American history is waiting for the Patent and Trademark Office to decide, in the wake of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, if he can register a trademark for a variation of the N-word.

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Wineries Get Help With Music Licensing Problems

Under copyright law, wineries that host live musical performances or even play recorded music at their vineyards need to acquire licenses. Some owners were forgoing them, either because they were too expensive or because they didn’t understand the process.

Redskins Could Score After Slants’ Trademark Win

The Washington Redskins are celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 19 decision striking down the Patent and Trademark Office’s ban on registering trademarks considered disparaging to racial or ethnic groups.