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Wed Jun 18, 2014, 09:16 AM

U.S. cancels Redskins trademark

Possibly the beginning of the end??

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans,” Theresa Vargas of the Washington Post reports.

The landmark case, which appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, was filed on behalf of five Native Americans. It was the second time such a case was filed.

“This victory was a long time coming and reflects the hard work of many attorneys at our firm,” said lead attorney Jesse Witten, of Drinker Biddle & Reath.

Federal trademark law does not permit registration of trademarks that “may disparage” individuals or groups or “bring them into contempt or disrepute.” The ruling pertains to six different trademarks associated with the team, each containing the word “Redskin.”

http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/43140/U-S--cancels-Redskins-trademark/Default.aspx

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 10:52 AM

1. Oh yeah, that hits Snyder right where it hurts.

The ol' pocketbook.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 06:25 AM

2. Here's a bit Olbermann did on the ruling.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Jun 19, 2014, 04:55 PM

3. New logo.

 

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Jun 20, 2014, 08:07 AM

4. HttR

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