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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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To: Rennes Templar
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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To: Rennes Templar

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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To: Rennes Templar

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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To: Rennes Templar

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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To: uncitizen
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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To: Rennes Templar

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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To: Rennes Templar
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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To: Rennes Templar

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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To: Rennes Templar

I’m here from the government and I’m here to help you. Thank you government, I need your help like I need a hole in the head!


21 posted on 06/18/2014 7:45:22 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Rennes Templar

I wonder if the Cleveland Browns are going to be similarly affected. Is it a modern day cultural sin to name your team after a famous Negro boxer?


22 posted on 06/18/2014 7:46:39 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Rennes Templar
Quick, somebody backup the Patent Office email servers!!
23 posted on 06/18/2014 7:51:13 AM PDT by red-dawg (<<< click for info on my book.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Cleveland Indians, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Blackhawks and Atlanta Braves - YOU ARE NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 06/18/2014 7:54:08 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Rennes Templar

Why is this not a violation of private property rights under the Constitution?


25 posted on 06/18/2014 7:55:17 AM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: fwdude

It is already happening in the universities. Recent articles about colleges diassociating with christian organizations because they will not allow non-christian leadership.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 7:57:08 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: So Cal Rocket

And what about the Cleveland Indians? Indian is a so 19th century term. Better to have the Cleveland Native Americans, or Cleveland First Peoples.


27 posted on 06/18/2014 7:59:17 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: Rennes Templar

Ain’t no gangster, like a government gangster. Next poster it correct. People who follow Christ are soon to be next in this Country.


28 posted on 06/18/2014 8:01:06 AM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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To: Rennes Templar

29 posted on 06/18/2014 8:06:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: fwdude

+1


30 posted on 06/18/2014 8:07:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Rennes Templar
I like my redskins fried in butter with garlic, onions and rosemary.

 photo Redskins_zps403f33a0.png

31 posted on 06/18/2014 8:07:52 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: SoFloFreeper

How irreverent!


32 posted on 06/18/2014 8:07:55 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: Jess Kitting

Who were the fifty senators


33 posted on 06/18/2014 8:07:56 AM PDT by nikos1121 (lo)
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To: fwdude

And sooner than you think.


34 posted on 06/18/2014 8:08:14 AM PDT by sport
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To: Rennes Templar

Is ther any American Indian/Native American group that will sue to get the name given back to the team? From what I have read, at least 90% of Indians polled like the name.


35 posted on 06/18/2014 8:08:36 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: EDINVA

Well said. Petty little dictator, indeed.


36 posted on 06/18/2014 8:08:49 AM PDT by jersey117 (greta)
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To: So Cal Rocket

A very strong case could be made that the term “Fighting Irish” was disparaging at the time it was adopted by Notre Dame in 1927. In fact, the university objected to the use of the name for many years before finally relenting. Examples abound from the period describing the “fighting Irish” as drunken hooligans of low moral character. All it would take is five people who find the name offensive.


37 posted on 06/18/2014 8:14:27 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Rennes Templar

Next PETA will have animal names banned. Goodbye Bears, Bengals, Colts, Rams, Cardinals, Dolphins, Jaguars, Broncos, Seahawks, Eagles, Falcons, Ravens, Lions and Panthers. Buffalo will have to move to Key West or Fire Island to satisfy the sodomites.


38 posted on 06/18/2014 8:14:43 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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PC disease has even infected the Patent Office.

So has fascism. The rule of law is dead in this country.

39 posted on 06/18/2014 8:16:38 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

after so many years how do they reverse themselves?

I hope the team fights this political nonsense.

This is just big brother 1984 new speak thought crime BS.

(see also bundle of twigs)


40 posted on 06/18/2014 8:17:16 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jersey117

I was never a fan of Dan Snyder, but I hope to God he fights this thing, it is absurd.


41 posted on 06/18/2014 8:19:21 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Rennes Templar

I liked Rush Limbaugh’s idea, change the mascot to a potato, what can they do then? Checkmate!


42 posted on 06/18/2014 8:31:53 AM PDT by Dad was my hero
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To: DonaldC

Couldn’t agree more, DonaldC. Fedgov making this call is taking on a moralistic mantle that has never been within its purview.
This is BS.


43 posted on 06/18/2014 8:39:45 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

You’re right...apple pie will be next, as they’ve already destroyed Chevrolet.


44 posted on 06/18/2014 8:54:25 AM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: Rennes Templar; MeshugeMikey
Courtesy of MeshugeMikey:


45 posted on 06/18/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT by twister881 (It's OK to display pictures of a man with a bullwhip stuck in his anus, but not a football logo.)
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To: FatherofFive

Yum! An enterprising artist could draw the potato as a likeness of Harry Reid...if Snyder were to adopt such a logo, I think that would be the last laugh (at least for people with common sense — leftists have no sense of humor).


46 posted on 06/18/2014 9:08:50 AM PDT by twister881 (It's OK to display pictures of a man with a bullwhip stuck in his anus, but not a football logo.)
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To: Rennes Templar

If I was an owner of the Washington ***skins, I would cancel all future home games and take down any and all signs that indicate they were ever any part of Washington.


47 posted on 06/18/2014 9:10:33 AM PDT by RetSignman (MODERATE Islamist are not as extreme, they stop cutting just before the jugular vein.)
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To: Rennes Templar
Funny because the only people that get red skin are white so I must say when I get sunburned I am truly offended by the Redskins team.

"Whuut? Y-You mean to tell me there's a team called the Redskins? B-buh boo hooo hooo"


48 posted on 06/18/2014 9:15:27 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: RatRipper

I’d say it violates the 1st amendment as well.


49 posted on 06/18/2014 9:20:22 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Using a trademark that isn’t registered isn’t against the law. The only thing it prevents you from doing is suing someone else for using the same trademark.


50 posted on 06/18/2014 9:20:26 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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