'Disparaging' Washington Football Trademarks Canceled

, Legal Times

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Ruling that the term "Redskin" is disparaging to Native Americans, a divided panel of three administrative law judges from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six of the National Football League team’s trademarks.

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  • Warren Norred

    The dissent was correct - this recent decision is wrong, and smacks of political correctness. I look forward to the federal court smackdown of this ruling.

  • B-Dog

    I‘m offended by the ‘Cracker barrel‘ brand.

  • ColorBlindJustice

    Does anyone else see considerable irony in the fact that PTO‘s idea for discouraging Daniel Snyder‘s "disparaging" speech is effectively to invite thousands of additional entrepreneurs to spread even more widely the same disparaging speech for lawful profit?

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  • ColorBlindJustice

    Does anyone else see considerable irony in the fact that PTO‘s idea for discouraging Daniel Snyder‘s "disparaging" speech is effectively to invite thousands of additional entrepreneurs to spread even more widely the same disparaging speech for lawful profit.

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