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U.S. Trademark Office Says ‘Redskins’ is Derogatory
CBS Washington D.C. ^ | January 7th, 2014 | CBSDC

Posted on 01/08/2014 7:01:13 AM PST by Third Person

Edited on 01/08/2014 7:11:13 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

There will be no trademark for “Redskins Hog Rinds,” a bad omen for the Washington Redskins in the legal battle over their name. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a request from a company to sell pork rinds using the word “Redskins” because it deemed the term to be “derogatory slang.”


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: americanindians; derogatoryslang; mascot; redskins; slur; trademark
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Oh, Big Brother!
1 posted on 01/08/2014 7:01:13 AM PST by Third Person
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To: Third Person

Yeah, oh brother!


2 posted on 01/08/2014 7:03:01 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Third Person

No more redskin peanuts? No redskin potatoes?


3 posted on 01/08/2014 7:03:08 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Third Person

I have contempt for our government.


4 posted on 01/08/2014 7:03:27 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Third Person

Faux scandals, all of them.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 7:05:06 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Third Person

I guess they could change the name to RASH HOG RINDS.


6 posted on 01/08/2014 7:06:14 AM PST by Datom (Still runnin' "Against the Wind.")
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To: Third Person

Who asked for your worthless opinion?


7 posted on 01/08/2014 7:06:29 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Third Person

I foresee the beginning of a cottage industry.


8 posted on 01/08/2014 7:06:50 AM PST by oldbrowser
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To: Third Person

The US Trademark office is the Ministry of Truth I guess.


9 posted on 01/08/2014 7:07:01 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Third Person


10 posted on 01/08/2014 7:08:54 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Third Person
Did anyone notice that during the Rose Bowl Monday night, the announcers could not bring themselves to call Florida State, Seminoles?

...they became the 'noles all night long.

11 posted on 01/08/2014 7:10:31 AM PST by TexasCajun
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How about calling them Mohammedan Hog Rinds?

No one would object to that, right?

Shoot, I’d buy several bags and I don’t even like Mohammedans or Hog Rinds.


12 posted on 01/08/2014 7:11:14 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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I completely agree with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on this one. Derogatory slang has no place in our society.

On a related note, I have been called a "cracker" more than one in my lifetime. That hurts, it really does.

I therefore request (demand, actually) that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office revoke the trademark of any product containing the word "cracker."

13 posted on 01/08/2014 7:11:44 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Third Person

Bump


14 posted on 01/08/2014 7:12:12 AM PST by lowbridge
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15 posted on 01/08/2014 7:18:03 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Third Person
THE WASHINGTON
DEMONRATS


16 posted on 01/08/2014 7:18:57 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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Is there any precedent for this agency to interfere with private business like this?


17 posted on 01/08/2014 7:23:59 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Third Person

How about “ThinSkins”? X~o


18 posted on 01/08/2014 7:41:24 AM PST by Bikkuri ( those would have been affected.)
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That’s the least of the skins’ problems...


19 posted on 01/08/2014 7:47:25 AM PST by varmintman
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To: rockrr

Is there any precedent for this agency to interfere with private business like this?


Congress enacted this law:
15 U.S.C. §1052 (Extract)

No trademark by which the goods of the applicant may be distinguished from the goods of others shall be refused registration on the principal register on account of its nature unless it–

(a) Consists of or comprises immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter; or matter which may disparage or falsely suggest a connection with persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute; or a geographical indication which, when used on or in connection with wines or spirits, identifies a place other than the origin of the goods and is first used on or in connection with wines or spirits by the applicant on or after one year after the date on which the WTO Agreement (as defined in section 2(9) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act) enters into force with respect to the United States.

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20 posted on 01/08/2014 7:50:24 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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