But when Tam tried to register it with the Patent and Trademark Office in 2010, a trademark examiner refused his application as disparaging to Asian-Americans in violation of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Trademark Act of 1946, which bars registration of marks that may disparage
persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols.
only restricts marks that disparage
while allowing marks that praise.
In fact, in a letter to the team's president, Reid called the Redskins name a racial slur that disparages
the American people.
Politicians shaping public opinion will frame every war as just, and disparage
anyone who disagrees.
Speaking as he took up the post, Mr Boggis, head of Forest School in Snaresbrook, east London, said, 'I will be asking the Government to take pride in and celebrate - rather than disparage
- our sector and to enter real partnership schemes which match the rhetoric with cash.
But some men are increasingly speaking out against the "man as a dope" imagery, especially when the ads disparage
the rotes that fathers play in their children's lives.
I am never one to disparage
the importance of theory, nor am I inclined to give anyone a free pass, not even Moore (despite the fact that he has lately made all of the right enemies in a spectacular and high-profile way, which is one sign that he must be doing something right).
AS YOU MAY KNOW, we frequently denounce, deride, and disparage
the comics that come in due to their shocking lack of quality.
This is not to disparage
the movement toward options and flexibility.
Dini, a Roman Catholic, told The New York Times that his policy isn't meant to disparage
anyone's religious beliefs.
Unlike previous decades, public schools no longer disparage
ethnic heritages and they teach "Americanization" more subtly.
Where other self-declared "secular humanists" might simply disparage
a religious musical idiom, Bagge charts how Christian performers filched popular forms back in the 1920s, lost control of the process, and eventually ended up influencing secular rock and pop.
I do not disparage
either taxpayers or the paying of taxes, and I would be on the outs with St.
As an alternative, Boys speaks of the task of developing a "strong religious commitment and Catholic identity without having to disparage
either other Christian groups or .
Maybe you can disparage
a McDonald's Big Mac," he adds.