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Skip to comments.U.S. patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging
Posted on 06/18/2014 7:56:02 AM PDT by QT3.14
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football teams name disparaging to Native Americans.
The landmark case, which appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, was filed on behalf of five Native Americans. It was the second time such a case was filed.
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Harry Reid Strikes Again !!!!!!!
NOW we see what all this noise was about: Setting a precedent for serious violations of First Amendment rights, as usual.
Dan Snyder should change his team’s name to ‘Fightin’ Whiteys’.
Change the name to the Washington Wankers.
I have been telling the wife unit we need to find an old cigar store Indian and put it on the porch.
Third post of the same article, maybe fourth?
THIS OPPRESSIVE GOVERNMENT MUST CEASE AND DESIST!! Who us going to stop this?????
Since when does someone have the right to not be offended?
This PC BS is against everything we were founded on.
OK. Then we need an official list of whats offensive. The government has to publish a list of words that are offensive and not permitted. Starting with the N word and including watermelon and banana. Then well know what to use and what not to use.
The list should be posted on a government website. New words will be added all the time, of course, but then new words must have an effective date, so we can eradicate all traces of the newly bad word in time to avoid the penalty and the irs audit.
Its only fair! The way it is now, the poor unsuspecting person doesnt know if the word he is about to say is banned. Why I remember when Black was the word to use. But then all of a sudden jesse jackson and his crowd started damning people who said Black. We were supposed to say African-American. Well we didnt know. They changed the rules on us without telling us.
Also, I need to know if its a crime to say I was out in the sun all day and I have red skin. Is that a crime or not?
The list can include who is exempted. For example, certain people are exempted from the penalties for saying watermelon. Only White people get fired for saying that. Better put it on the list.
Is you look nice going to be on the list? I want to know, because if a guy says it to a woman at work he can have his a$$ reamed for sexual harassment.
I was just at the grocery store and saw some Redskin Potatoes. I wondered if someone was going to call the police so they could confiscate the whole batch and arrest the store owner, the farmers, and all people who bought them.
So, five people can have a whole trademark rejected? So, can we get the Nation of Islam’s trademarks rejected?
The Washington Redskins franchise is going to be hounded until they cave and change the name.
Those opposed to the name/logo/trademark have tasted blood [support from various governmental entities]. They will pursue this relentlessly. That is how they operate. As soon as they get what they want, they will find something else to be offended by.
Regrettably, the question is no longer ‘will the Redskins management concede’ but ‘when will the Redskins management concede?’
The PC crowd, all 5 of them in this case, win.
Satirist Dan McCall battles Hillary Clinton PAC over “Ready for Oligarchy” design [IMAGES]
Earlier this year, Sauk Rapids satirist Dan McCall won a legal victory over the federal government after National Security Agency reps tried to get online retailers to stop selling shirts emblazoned with the the agency’s seal and slogans like this: “The NSA: The only part of government that actually listens.”
The NSA essentially claimed their logo is copyrighted and couldn’t be used without permission, an argument that didn’t pass muster in light of the First Amendment’s protection of satire. Now, a pro-Hillary Clinton group is making a version of that same argument to once again get McCall’s products pulled from stores. (McCall also sells his shirts on his own site, LibertyManiacs.com.)
Leftists always want to ban things they don’t approve of.
.... Heck .... I’m not saying that this is censorship .... but this is censorship!!! .... and the start of a trend. What about the Atlanta Braves and any trademark reference to “Native American” culture? Heck .... why stop with “Native Americans” ... lets begin looking at all trademarks referencing any race, culture, religion, gender .... etc etc etc.
So the patent office has gone political too. The IRS and most every governmental agency needs a cleansing.
I’ll take it. Heck, ‘Fighting Irish’ never bothered us Micks as far as I know I guess its because we remember our positive attributes and we appreciate the USA, having assimilated, and all
Done to keep others in line ,If you do not Obey Obama Admin this could happen to you
Does this mean I can’t buy Redskin Potatoes anymore?
Been wondering about all those 301 area code calls I've been getting lately.
This is right out of "1984" and Winston Smith rewriting history to make it keep up with political desires. Obama and his administration flacks MUST BE IMPEACHED! Do it now!!
Absurdity at it’s finest...
:: The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration ::
How far back does this trademark patent go?
Where does The Office find it’s prerogative to summarily rescind the previous actions of a Ptent Board long since deceased?
I have one. He has on a yellow vest and red pants.
We live in a violent and dangerous world, and these clowns get worked up about this minutiae. Stark raving insane.
Washington Partisans or Washington Pork would be good nicknames.
Hey, miss Romney yet. None of this shi! would be happening.