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'Washington Bravehearts' Trademarked by Neighbor of Redskins Owner Dan Snyder
Bleacher Report ^ | 10/26/2013 | BY PATRICK CLARKE

Posted on 10/26/2013 6:18:17 AM PDT by tobyhill

In what could be the most bizarre development in the ongoing debate over the Washington Redskins nickname, TMZ reports that a neighbor of team owner Dan Snyder, Aris Mardirossian, has trademarked the name "Washington Bravehearts."

The report states that the trademark application filed by Mardirossian says that he plans to use the name for "entertainment in the nature of football games."

Mardirossian, who reportedly lives on the same block as Snyder in Potomac, Md., is an affluent patent investor who developed a relationship with Snyder a few years ago when the two men battled the county in an effort to cut down trees on their lots.

(Excerpt) Read more at bleacherreport.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: arismardirossian; bravehearts; dansnyder; districtofcolumbia; maryland; nfl; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; peta; potomac; redskins
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1 posted on 10/26/2013 6:18:17 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Oh great. Now there going to offend the descendants of William Wallace? Or at least Mel Gibson. And you know you don’t want to piss Mel off. He cray cray!


2 posted on 10/26/2013 6:21:07 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: tobyhill

What a stupid name for a football team. Geesh it is downright embarrassing.


3 posted on 10/26/2013 6:22:13 AM PDT by dforest
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To: tobyhill

PC going overboard again.. When people get offended FU is the best response with no apology.

“Braveheart Potato Salad” with burgers on the grill doesn’t sound right either.


4 posted on 10/26/2013 6:23:30 AM PDT by maddog55
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To: tobyhill

But “brave” is an Indian word!


5 posted on 10/26/2013 6:24:08 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: dforest

I believe Snyder is really considering it but if there’s enough uproar against it Snyder will back down.


6 posted on 10/26/2013 6:24:50 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
He's going to run smack dab into massive pitfalls associated with "intend to use" aspect of trademark law. He may manae to extract a nuisance fee from the Redskins ownders or NFL, but he isn't going to get much.

Trademark hinges on USE in commerce, and if he doesn't actually start a football team and use that name, then his trademark claim is worthless.

7 posted on 10/26/2013 6:25:37 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: shalom aleichem

I think they should be renamed the “Squaws”.


8 posted on 10/26/2013 6:26:58 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I like DC Shysters!


9 posted on 10/26/2013 6:28:20 AM PDT by dforest
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To: tobyhill

As a descendant of Scots, I consider using Bravehearts as the name of a mascot to be offensive.

And will they shorten the name to “Braves” and offend the descendants of Redskins?


10 posted on 10/26/2013 6:32:31 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: tobyhill

What about ‘Gayhearts’?


11 posted on 10/26/2013 6:33:37 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Washington Schemers

Washington Ponzis


12 posted on 10/26/2013 6:34:01 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

13 posted on 10/26/2013 6:34:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good one!


14 posted on 10/26/2013 6:35:46 AM PDT by dforest
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To: tobyhill

I like it because of what it implies about the fight for freedom from government oppression


15 posted on 10/26/2013 6:35:55 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tobyhill

I thought sports teams were generally named after something fearsome that related to the local area?

So, why not name the team: Washington Communists?


16 posted on 10/26/2013 6:36:19 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: tobyhill

Washington Pussies


17 posted on 10/26/2013 6:36:24 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

that is hilarious


18 posted on 10/26/2013 6:36:45 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tobyhill

or just change mascot to the potato of that name (redskin)


19 posted on 10/26/2013 6:37:11 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: rigelkentaurus

good point


20 posted on 10/26/2013 6:37:26 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tobyhill

WASHINGTON TEA PARTY

...they dressed as Indians you know.....


21 posted on 10/26/2013 6:37:50 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: tobyhill

Washington Mylittleponies!


22 posted on 10/26/2013 6:38:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: tobyhill

I still like the this quote (maybe attributed to Greg Gutfeld?):

“The most offensive aspect of the name Washington Redskins is the word ‘Washington’”


23 posted on 10/26/2013 6:38:05 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: tobyhill; dforest

How about the Anacostia Slappahoes?


24 posted on 10/26/2013 6:38:28 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: yldstrk

Washington Bloviators

Washington Pontificators

Washington Ho Dawgs except the Hos might be offended


25 posted on 10/26/2013 6:39:00 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Hoodat

Funny!


26 posted on 10/26/2013 6:39:36 AM PDT by dforest
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To: tobyhill

How about the Washington Wasters. That would truely be emblematic of the nation’s capital.


27 posted on 10/26/2013 6:39:57 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: BlueStateRightist

LOL! I had not heard that. Thanks for the post. It was a good laugh for a change.


28 posted on 10/26/2013 6:41:09 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

or... Washington Spendaholics


29 posted on 10/26/2013 6:41:22 AM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That one has to make the short list!


30 posted on 10/26/2013 6:42:19 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: dforest

I think the Washington Welfares is most apt


31 posted on 10/26/2013 6:42:34 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Starboard

or maybe... Washington Revenuers

more like Washington Manures, my apology to poop.


32 posted on 10/26/2013 6:43:22 AM PDT by dforest
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To: onedoug

Washington Pussy willows


33 posted on 10/26/2013 6:45:31 AM PDT by bkaycee (John 3:16)
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To: bkaycee

How bout the Washington Criminals.

The Washington Fascists.

The Washington Hypocrites.


34 posted on 10/26/2013 6:48:44 AM PDT by bkaycee (John 3:16)
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To: tobyhill

Meanwhile, their NFL neighbor up the road in Baltimore is accepting $130,000 in taxpayer money to promote Obamacare.


35 posted on 10/26/2013 6:54:19 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: tobyhill

Well now we know the name is going to change.


36 posted on 10/26/2013 7:00:12 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: tobyhill

Washington Cronies


37 posted on 10/26/2013 7:01:35 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: tobyhill

A state university in the former Indian Territory was known as the Redmen for decades. Recently, they came under PC pressure. They are now knows as the River Hawks.

==

Those pushing PC couldn’t care less about the mascots or team names. They just want to exercise power to make change — under the guise of social benefit.

Notice that it is always a ‘majority of a few’ that cause these changes against the ‘minority of many’. Notice also, that those making the most noise usually have little or no connection to the institution where they are trying to make the name change.

They get the name changed; they win. Next ...


38 posted on 10/26/2013 7:02:42 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: tobyhill

Washington Sellouts. Every time they have a packed stadium, you can say the Sellouts sellout again.


39 posted on 10/26/2013 7:05:23 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: tobyhill

Oddly enough, the year after the students at Scottsdale Community College named their team “The Fighting Artichokes” (really), with school colors pink and white, they made all-state.

So maybe the Redskins could be named something funny, demeaning, or politically correct, and become a winning team:

Examples:

“The Flaming LGBT’s”

“The Obamacares”

“The Anthropogenics”

“The Reparations”

“The Quantitative Easings”


40 posted on 10/26/2013 7:05:41 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: dforest

Washington Casino Operators.


41 posted on 10/26/2013 7:09:55 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: tobyhill

Washington Lobbyists


42 posted on 10/26/2013 7:11:06 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: tobyhill

Someone on an earlier thread suggested Washington Statists. I like that one.


43 posted on 10/26/2013 7:15:23 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: onedoug

Washington Wussies.


44 posted on 10/26/2013 7:19:28 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: tobyhill; big'ol_freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; RockinRight; ...
Hey, I've had the trademark on Deadskins... for the past 50 years!
45 posted on 10/26/2013 7:25:23 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: shalom aleichem
But “brave” is an Indian word!

Right, chief!

46 posted on 10/26/2013 7:52:20 AM PDT by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
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To: P-Marlowe

My last submissions.

Washington Zombies

Washington Clownz

Both have great possibilities for mascots.


47 posted on 10/26/2013 7:56:26 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

Amen!


48 posted on 10/26/2013 8:02:23 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: tobyhill

How about the Washington Despots? h/t Neal Boortz.


49 posted on 10/26/2013 8:39:48 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: tobyhill

Washington Thinskins
Washington Redtape
Washington 1%ers
Washington Blamers


50 posted on 10/26/2013 9:01:59 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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