Skip to comments.Trademark board rules against Washington Redskins name
Posted on 06/18/2014 8:16:42 AM PDT by ColdOne
WASHINGTON The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.
The 2-1 ruling comes after a campaign to change the name has gained momentum over the past year. The team doesn't immediately lose trademark protection and is allowed to retain it during an appeal.
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This is crazy. The government are actually going to FORCE them to change this name.
NOTICE: You now live in 1984. You must bake cakes for deviants and we will choose what your business is called
Chinese factories are adding an extra shift on the Redskins line as we speak.
Who is John Galt.
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.
so HARRY REID WINS AGAIN ,his finger prints are all over this again
Is this the first time a trademark has been cancelled for being offensive? Anyone?
Does anyone know if the league shares in team merchandise revenue? If so all the owners and the league should join in the inevitable lawsuit.
“Leftists always want to ban things they dont approve of.”
Yes, the Left does not want to win debates, they want to make debating illegal.
Why is it that rappers are allowed to keep trademarks with the nonstop, offensive, racist language they use?
Why is the government singling out the Redskins owner?
Yes, they do share in merchandising revenues.
They should change their name to the Washington Cronies.
Move the team, change the name, thank the Democrats.
If the owner bows to the pressure, it is over for all of us.
And, who is John Galt?
Pull the team out of the Washington market.
I am 76 years old and I find the team name of the Philadelphia NBA team to be disparaging. I am offended!!!
I think they should change it.
Because Obama said to.
Simple, isn’t it.
Tomorrow it will be the Night of the Long Knives.
“The Night of the Long Knives ...., sometimes called Operation Hummingbird or, in Germany, the Röhm-Putsch, was a purge that took place in Nazi Germany from June 30 to July 2, 1934, when the Nazi regime carried out a series of political murders........ as were prominent conservative anti-Nazis (such as former Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher and Gustav Ritter von Kahr, who had suppressed Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch in 1923
Next up, White Castle, Black Flag, Buster Brown Shoes, Cracker Barrel Restaurants and Squaw Valley California.