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Washington Redskins trademarks cancelled by Patent Office
Market Watch ^ | June 18, 2014 | Steve Goldstein

Posted on 06/18/2014 7:25:04 AM PDT by Rennes Templar

WASHINGTON -- Six Washington Redskins trademarks were cancelled by the U.S. Patent Office in a ruling on Wednesday. The ruling was made because the terms were found disparaging at the time they were registered. Fifty U.S. senators have urged the team to change their name.

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PC disease has even infected the Patent Office.
1 posted on 06/18/2014 7:25:04 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

http://freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=redskins


2 posted on 06/18/2014 7:26:21 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Rennes Templar

Soon, biblical churches will be deemed “disparaging” and will be criminalized. Count on it.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 7:26:56 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Rennes Templar

This is the Obama Mafia getting it’s marching orders from the White Hut.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 7:28:31 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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How's that sit with the NFL gangsters? Youze guys are messing wit our turf and we don't like it, see?


5 posted on 06/18/2014 7:28:54 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Rennes Templar

govt coercion

when they don’t have laws to control you, they’ll find another way


6 posted on 06/18/2014 7:29:21 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Rennes Templar

Another way to take peoples’ stuff away.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 7:30:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: headstamp 2

This definitely smells like Obama. Spiteful, childish, hateful.


8 posted on 06/18/2014 7:31:48 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: carriage_hill

Taking money away is exactly what they’re doing.

I can’t imagine redskins merchandizing stock is doing too hot right now.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 7:34:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Rennes Templar

ISIS is closing in on Baghdad, but POTUS can prioritize have “HIS” patent office pull the trademarks of a nearly 100 year old organization because HE deems the name “offensive” and/or “disparaging.” Total abuse of power by a petty little dictator.


10 posted on 06/18/2014 7:34:45 AM PDT by EDINVA
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Take that one to the Supreme Court. This government by force is way past being absurd.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 7:34:46 AM PDT by ilgipper
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Tyranny
12 posted on 06/18/2014 7:35:58 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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I can’t see where the gov has moral, ethical or legal standing to deny a renewal. Not sure I can see this for a new patent either, but a little more understandable I think.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 7:36:43 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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This definitely smells like Obama. Spiteful, childish, hateful.

Yup. It's an obvious distraction ploy, too. Judging by the speed with which the comment counter at the source article is clicking upward, the ploy seems to be working.

14 posted on 06/18/2014 7:38:04 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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Can we get someone named McCarthy or O’Brian to sue to get the “Fighting Irish” trademark rescinded?

I could use some cheap Notre Dame logo gear.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 7:38:17 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Task 1: Accomplished, Task 2: Hold them Accountable!)
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The ruling was made because the terms were found disparaging at the time they were registered.

The team was established in 1932.

Did they really find someone (alive now) who was "disparaged" by the name 82 years ago? Why did it take so long for the disparaged person to come forward?

Can a person be retroactively "disparaged." If so, I'd like to stake a claim on the name "Obama." It has been disparaging me for more than six years.

16 posted on 06/18/2014 7:40:32 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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I think someone needs to assign some readings to our bureaucrats as to the meaning of “ex post facto”. I hope (but doubt) that the teams owners take it to court, as I see no authority to do any such thing.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 7:40:41 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (Newly fledged NRA Life Member (after many years as an "annual renewal" sort))
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To: cripplecreek

eBay is going to be flooded with “Collectors Edition” sales, in 3-2-1... Heh.

The Redskins’ front/back offices aren’t cleaning out the closets, and are going to spend big on attys/lawsuits to kill this ruling. The Patent Office Marxists should be stood against a stone wall and... no, I won’t say it.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 7:40:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Harry Reid’s work again . Harry played a very part in the IRS Bull and now here he goes again


19 posted on 06/18/2014 7:41:31 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: headstamp 2

Destroying our culture, icons and traditions.

Ti see how this will end, check out what has been done to the bald eagles, wild horses and Christian beliefs.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 7:43:52 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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