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Trademark board rules against Washington Redskins name
foxnews.com ^ | 6/18/14 | ap

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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1 posted on 06/18/2014 8:16:42 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

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


2 posted on 06/18/2014 8:18:50 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ColdOne

Chinese factories are adding an extra shift on the Redskins line as we speak.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 8:19:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Who is John Galt.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 8:20:56 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: cripplecreek

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.)

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2014/06/satirist_dan_mccall_battles_hillary_clinton_pac_over_ready_for_oligarchy_design_images.php

Leftists always want to ban things they don’t approve of.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 8:21:50 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=redskins


6 posted on 06/18/2014 8:22:13 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ColdOne

so HARRY REID WINS AGAIN ,his finger prints are all over this again


7 posted on 06/18/2014 8:22:43 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: ColdOne; All

Is this the first time a trademark has been cancelled for being offensive? Anyone?


8 posted on 06/18/2014 8:23:02 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: ColdOne

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.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 8:23:16 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: TurboZamboni

“Leftists always want to ban things they don’t approve of.”

Yes, the Left does not want to win debates, they want to make debating illegal.


10 posted on 06/18/2014 8:24:15 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: ColdOne

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?


11 posted on 06/18/2014 8:25:10 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: clintonh8r

Yes, they do share in merchandising revenues.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 8:26:20 AM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: ColdOne

They should change their name to the Washington Cronies.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 8:26:57 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: ColdOne
THE PATENT OFFICE IS NOT CONGRESS ... THEY CAN MAKE NO LAW .... FRIKKIN' PERIOD !!!
14 posted on 06/18/2014 8:27:07 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: cdga5for4

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?


15 posted on 06/18/2014 8:28:41 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: ColdOne

Pull the team out of the Washington market.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 8:30:21 AM PDT by outofsalt
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To: ColdOne

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.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 8:30:26 AM PDT by ldjack
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To: ColdOne
They should keep the name, but change the logo. The Washington Redskins
18 posted on 06/18/2014 8:33:05 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: chris37

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


19 posted on 06/18/2014 8:33:17 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: ColdOne

Next up, White Castle, Black Flag, Buster Brown Shoes, Cracker Barrel Restaurants and Squaw Valley California.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 8:33:56 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: BilLies

We are definitely in for stormy weather.

This is going to get much, much worse.


21 posted on 06/18/2014 8:34:54 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: muir_redwoods

Elizabeth Warren, on the other hand, will be allowed to have her ballot listing for POTUS as Pocahontas Herring Warren.


22 posted on 06/18/2014 8:38:25 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: ColdOne

Lawyers are toasting each other and ordering their new Gulfstream G650 personal jets to be paid for with the fees they expect to collect from the ensuing courtroom battles.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 8:40:36 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: uncitizen

Sambo’s ?

Not cancelled but they were forced out of business.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 8:45:19 AM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: muir_redwoods

Uncle Ben’s, Aunt Jemima


25 posted on 06/18/2014 8:51:09 AM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: ColdOne

I used to think 1984 was just a story...


26 posted on 06/18/2014 8:53:11 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: ColdOne

Code Talkers at a Redskins game.

27 posted on 06/18/2014 8:54:34 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: ColdOne

some unelected officals are the last word, ey?

I doubt it.


28 posted on 06/18/2014 8:57:59 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: ColdOne

Um, shouldn’t the U.S. Patent Office be punished for issuing a trademark for this “disparaging” name in the first place?


29 posted on 06/18/2014 8:58:12 AM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: Viennacon
The government are actually going to FORCE them to change this name.

Well, they are free to continue to use the name without trademark protection. Of course they then cannot prevent anyone else from using the name for whatever products and services the trademark granted protection for. So, arguably, they may be forced indirectly to choose a new name out of commercial considerations. Note that IP rights such as patents and trademarks do not grant a right for use by the owner but the right to stop third parties from using that what is protected.

30 posted on 06/18/2014 8:58:42 AM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Moltke

So the court, to stop offending Native Americans with the name, are going to open the name up to be used by everyone. Liberal logic.


31 posted on 06/18/2014 9:01:10 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ColdOne
I think we should obliterate any mention of how mean the European and White skinned people were to people of color. We should not be be bad mouthing Indians, if the meanWhiteman had not come to this continent every thing would be OK: For example: "The Crow Creek massacre occurred around 1325 AD between Indian groups in the South Dakota area. Crow Creek Site, the site of the massacre near Chamberlain, is an archaeological site and a U.S. National Historic Landmark, located at co-ordinates 43°58′48″N 99°19′54″W." Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crow_Creek_massacre Graphic of the brotherly love of the Indians for each other. http://www.iupui.edu/~mstd/e316/crowcreek.html I live Upstate New York and the terrorism of the Indians against Indians historic: e.g.: Neutral Indians: "Around 1650, during a period now loosely referred to as the Beaver Wars, the Iroquois Confederacy declared war on the Attawandaron; by 1653, the Confederacy had practically annihilated the smaller people, destroying their villages, including Kandoucho.[4][7] The last mention of the Neutrals in French records was in 1671.[1] Wikipedia"
32 posted on 06/18/2014 9:07:10 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: ColdOne

I have just become a big REDSKIN fan —


33 posted on 06/18/2014 9:10:58 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: clintonh8r

Oh, I forgot. The NFL is run by the PC pussy Goodell. No lawsuit by the league, and he will pressure the other owners not to join in.


34 posted on 06/18/2014 9:11:42 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: muir_redwoods
Next up, White Castle, Black Flag, Buster Brown Shoes, Cracker Barrel Restaurants and Squaw Valley California.

Cracker Barrel is the only one acceptable cuz whitey aint allowed to be offended.
35 posted on 06/18/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: Viennacon

“So the court, to stop offending Native Americans with the name, are going to open the name up to be used by everyone. Liberal logic.”

Yes, but it was just a panel, not a court.

And they said the logo was okay and still trademarked...

“The case involves six registered trademarks that involve the use of the word Redskins, but it does not apply to the team’s logo.”

news.yahoo.com/trademark-board-rules-against-redskins-142056503.html


36 posted on 06/18/2014 9:17:42 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ColdOne
But this is ok?


37 posted on 06/18/2014 9:18:45 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: ColdOne

Patent Board: New England Patriots deemed domestic terrorists


38 posted on 06/18/2014 9:24:22 AM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Sadly, next up will really be Atlanta Braves, KC Chiefs, Cleveland Indians etc etc.

KC already has a stupid ‘wolfie’ mascot, in lieu of an Indian, because of this PC stuff.


39 posted on 06/18/2014 9:24:42 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew
Florida State Seminoles


40 posted on 06/18/2014 9:26:13 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ColdOne

Change the name to “Washington Thinskins” - the team that’s easily offended.


41 posted on 06/18/2014 9:34:03 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: ColdOne

42 posted on 06/18/2014 9:38:22 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: ColdOne

The owners should fight back by not playing any home games until 0’s patent office reverses it’s decision.


43 posted on 06/18/2014 9:42:55 AM PDT by RetSignman (MODERATE Islamist are not as extreme, they stop cutting just before the jugular vein.)
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To: fella

Most of the Injuns figured out that the name is a compliment: it refers to their fighting spirit.

Only idiots and Leftists (but I repeat myself) don’t get that.


44 posted on 06/18/2014 9:44:17 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: ColdOne
Another attack on the American people by their own government.

Is there nothing more important going on in the world right now?

-PJ

45 posted on 06/18/2014 9:47:42 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: All

whew.. good thing we didn’t elect Romney..


46 posted on 06/18/2014 9:50:12 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Uncle Chip

I converted sometime last year. It figures...now they suck just like the Falcons.


47 posted on 06/18/2014 9:51:02 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: ColdOne; GeronL; Revolting cat!

So Niggas With Attitude (NWA) loses their trademark too?

How about MDC (Millions of Dead Cops)?

A chill wind blows and the activist courts suck.


48 posted on 06/18/2014 9:53:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: ColdOne

This has been around a long time. The Communists who run the bureaucracy are in control. Now it all depends on what side of the bed Kennedy got up on when this goes to the Supreme Court.


49 posted on 06/18/2014 9:54:24 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Leftists always want to ban things they don’t approve of.

Thus their attacks on religious notions of sin, the tea party, education,...

50 posted on 06/18/2014 9:54:38 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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