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US Patent Office cancels Redskins trademark

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

“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.

The ruling does not mean that the Redskins have to change the name of the team. It does affect whether the team and the NFL can make money from merchandising because it limits the team’s legal options when others use the logos and the name on T shirts, sweatshirts, beer glasses and license plate holders.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/us-patent-office-cancels-redskins-trademark-registration-says-name-is-disparaging/2014/06/18/e7737bb8-f6ee-11e3-8aa9-dad2ec039789_story.html

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I'm assuming Drinker Biddle & Reath are a classy bunch.....

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Stupid!

 

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ESPN is going to be unbearable today.

 

Never thought I'd say this, but thank God for Soccer.

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It won't matter. This just means we'll see even more crappy Redskins gear everywhere.


And lol at anybody taking a side because you dont like the team. It may be tme to join adulthood.

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The Washington Cherry Blossoms

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It won't matter. This just means we'll see even more crappy Redskins gear everywhere.


And lol at anybody taking a side because you dont like the team. It may be tme to join adulthood.


Join adulthood? You do realize the implications this can have? Not just for the NFL. Not just for sports. The government can literally move pawns like chess pieces on a board. I don't think these are the kinds of things they need to be controlling.
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Join adulthood? You do realize the implications this can have? Not just for the NFL. Not just for sports. The government can literally move pawns like chess pieces on a board. I don't think these are the kinds of things they need to be controlling.


lol whatre you talking about? I was referring to the OPs stupid gif.

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The Washington Political Correctors 

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"My granddaddy's mom's cousin was a 1/4 Cherokee, so I'm part Indian, and the term doesn't offend me."

"If it's a racist term why isn't there a big outrage over it?"



1) No.

2) Settlers exterminated the majority of Indians, and what few are left today live in poverty on reservations and have bigger life issues than a football team's name.
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"My granddaddy's mom's cousin was a 1/4 Cherokee, so I'm part Indian, and the term doesn't offend me."

"If it's a racist term why isn't there a big outrage over it?"



1) No.

2) Settlers exterminated the majority of Indians, and what few are left today live in poverty on reservations and have bigger life issues than a football team's name.

 

lol nice alt...let us know who you are and how you really feel.

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