SLANTED AND DISENCHANTED: Portland dance-rock group the Slants’ four-year battle with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is moving to federal court.
In 2009, the USPTO rejected the band’s at
[DANCE ROCK] However constant and far-flung their
touring—last year’s breakneck schedule capped by a New Year’s Eve jaunt
through Kosovo entertaining the troops—the Slants remain Portland�