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  • Federal Judge Forbids Redskins’ Name from Being Used in His Court Docs

    07/17/2014 7:07:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/17/2014 | by Josh Feldman
    The Redskins. Just the mere mention of the name is enough to bother some people. Well, one federal judge ruling on a case about the team had forbade any references to the name in court or in court documents, and aside from a footnote, “Redskins” is never mentioned once in his ruling. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte wrote in that footnote, “Pro Football’s team is popularly known as the Washington ‘Redskins,’ but the Court will refrain from using the team name unless reference is made to a direct quote where the name appears.” And so, when he referenced the team...
  • Federal Judge Forbids Use of ‘Redskins’ in Court Documents

    07/15/2014 4:57:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 14 | Theresa Vargas
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office isn’t the only federal authority that has taken a stance against the name of the Washington Redskins. A federal judge in Maryland issued a ruling last week that purposely did not contain the team’s name, which has been described as an offensive slur against Native Americans. U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte, who is presiding over a lawsuit that former New York Giants linebacker Barrett Green brought against the Redskins, issued a 21-page ruling with this footnote on the first page: “Pro Football’s team is popularly known as the Washington ‘Redskins,’ but the Court...
  • 60% Don’t Think Washington Redskins Should Change Their Name

    07/14/2014 12:27:56 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 24, 2014
    The Washington Redskins professional football team is under growing pressure from Native American activists and politicians from President Obama on down to change its name. Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in a two-to-one vote canceled the team’s trademark on the grounds that it is “disparaging to Native Americans.” But most Americans nationwide agree with the team's owner Daniel Snyder that a name change is not necessary, and those who follow pro football the most are even more opposed. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 26% of American Adults believe the Washington Redskins should...
  • Eric Holder: Redskins name 'offensive,' should be changed

    07/14/2014 12:15:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    SI ^ | July 14, 2014 | Staff
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says that the Washington Redskins' name 'ought to be changed' and that it's 'an offensive name,' reports TMZ. Holder made the comments in an appearance on ABC News.
  • 5 Reasons Liberal Attacks On The Redskins Are Dumb

    07/12/2014 7:50:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | John Hawkins
    There was a time when you could afford to ignore insane ideas in America, but these days you can barely manage to blurt out, "Nobody can be that stupid," before some liberal starts calling for them to be made into laws on MSNBC. So it is with the demands that the Redskins change their name, but this time 50 Democrat senators and bureaucrats at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are tagging along with the Left-Wing loon patrol. That really shouldn't surprise anyone because it has become the standard modus operandi for liberals. Pick a group of people (In this...
  • Hundt: 'Redskins' Use May Make Snyder Unfit Licensee

    07/03/2014 4:41:16 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 59 replies
    Multichannel ^ | 6/30/14 | John Eggerton
    Former FCC chairman Reed Hundt is suggesting the FCC may want to strip Redskins owner Dan Snyder of his radio station licenses if he does not change the name of the team. According to an interview on Indian Country Today Media Network, Hundt said that the FCC should "reevaluate" whether Snyder is fit to be a licensee, by which Hundt meant "a person of appropriate character," he said. “The FCC should consider whether Mr. Snyder is fit to own radio station licenses given that he uses radio stations to broadcast an ethnic slur,” he said. “These licenses are owned by...
  • Why the Left's Preoccupation with the Redskins?

    07/02/2014 8:38:11 AM PDT · by rhema · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/2/14 | Dennis Prager
    Given how much evil there is in the world; given how many signs of moral, intellectual and economic decline there are here in America; and given the increasing irrelevance of America to world events, it is fair to ask why the American Left is preoccupied with the name Washington "Redskins." The Washington Redskins have been in existence for 82 years. For about 80 of those years, virtually no one, including the vast majority of American Indians, was troubled by the name. Yet, it is now of such importance to the American left that the majority leader of the United States...
  • Patent office didn’t receive a single public complaint before stripping Redskins trademark

    07/02/2014 6:25:12 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    The recent decision by an obscure administrative law board to cancel the Washington Redskins‘ trademark registrations came despite the fact the agency hadn’t received a single letter from a member of the public complaining about the team’s name, records show. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which is part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ruled last month that the name was disparaging to American Indians. The team is appealing that decision. Politicians, including President Obama, have waded into the team name controversy, with many saying the team should change its name. But despite widespread media attention and a...
  • Blackhawk Down — Army Chopper Names Not Racist

    07/01/2014 5:39:38 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: Despite the latest example of word-use insanity, naming a helicopter after the Indian nation that handed the U.S. Army one of its most ignominious defeats is a sign of respect, not racism. In 2012, military blogger Crispin Burke reports, American Indian leaders were on hand to bless two brand-new UH-72 Lakota helicopters, named after the Lakota Sioux, the tribe that gave Col. George Custer a final exam on the proper use of light cavalry in combat at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. The two choppers, christened Eagle and Turtle for prominent Indian symbols, have honor feathers...
  • Redskins on the Brain: If most American Indians don’t even care, why does the Left?

    07/01/2014 9:19:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/01/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Given how much evil there is in the world, given how many signs of moral, intellectual, and economic decline there are here in America; and given the increasing irrelevance of America to world events, it is fair to ask why the American Left is preoccupied with the name Washington “Redskins.” The Washington Redskins have been in existence for 82 years. For about 80 of those years, virtually no one, including the vast majority of American Indians, was troubled by the name. Yet it is now of such importance to the American Left that the majority leader of the United States...
  • Army vets blast PC police for attacking Apache, Chinook helicopters as racist

    06/27/2014 6:32:50 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Veterans aren’t happy with a recent op-ed by the Washington Post, which charged that the Apache, Comanche, Chinook, Lakota, Cheyenne and Kiowa military vehicles were a “greater symbolic injustice” than the NFL’s Washington Redskins’ name. “Even if the NFL and Redskins brass come to their senses and rename the team, a greater symbolic injustice would continue to afflict Indians — an injustice perpetuated not by a football club but by our federal government,” Simon Waxman of the Boston Review wrote for the Post on Thursday. He added that the helicopter names were “propaganda” that needed to end, because Native American...
  • "Native Americans" a Much Worse Term than "Redskins"

    06/26/2014 7:46:23 PM PDT · by kathsua · 32 replies
    Lawrence journal world ^ | June 25, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    The white hypocrites who complain about the term "redskins" use the term "native American" which when used in the way they are using it isn't much better than the other n-word. The word "redskins" is a physically descriptive term that doesn't have inherently negative characteristics. The word is one of the English translations of the Ottawa term "Oklahoma". If we consider the characteristics of the people the term "redskins" was first applied to, it's a positive term. The word "native" has two different uses. In general use the term "native " followed by a geographic region is used to indicate...
  • Redskins hire liberal blogger to fight Redskins name-change pressure

    06/26/2014 3:54:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 26, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    Barack Obama thinks the Redskins should change their name. So do most of the Senate Democrats, a number of Native Americans and, apparently, the U.S. Patent Office. But that hasn't deterred team owner Daniel Snyder, who produced this quote in May of 2013 -- "We'll never change the name. It's that simple. NEVER -- you can use caps." And now Snyder is fighting back by trying to create some positive media of his own. Which, we suppose, is the reason he, as reported by NBC 12, has hired liberal political blogger Ben Tribbett.
  • We're All Redskins Now

    06/23/2014 7:57:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/23/2014 | Fay Voshell
    Conservatives should be disabused of any notion that the recent revocation of the Redskins’ trademark by the US Patent Office had anything at all to do with the disparagement of Native Americans, real or perceived. On the contrary, the exercise in political correctness is not about aggrieved Native Americans. It’s about the power to redistribute wealth and to eliminate private property. Essentially, the Left has declared that no person’s or company’s trademark (or patent) is safe. Get together a group of lawyers who are experts in victimization and who have access to some aggrieved group, find a trademark name --...
  • What the Redskins Controversy Is Really About

    06/23/2014 3:35:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 6/23/2014 | Mark Tapson
    Last week the controversy over the NFL Washington Redskins’ name, deemed offensive by the professionally aggrieved, reached a new peak when the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled six federal trademark registrations owned by the team.Nevada Senator Harry Reid, who had previously blustered impotently that he wouldn’t accept an invitation to attend a Redskins home game until the team changed its name (a threat which no doubt sent waves of panic through the Redskins organization), gloated that the ruling proved “the handwriting is on the wall.” “It’s only a matter of time,” he tweeted, “until [Redskins owner] Daniel Snyder is...
  • Patent Office quandary: No to 'Redskins,' yes to 'Crazy Bitch'?

    06/23/2014 6:15:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23, 2014 | Byron York
    Law professor Jonathan Turley questions the U.S. Patent Office's decision to rescind trademark protection for the Washington Redskins. While the move pleased many activists and politicians, Turley asks in a Washington Post article Sunday, is such social activism on the part of a federal agency really a good idea? "As federal agencies have grown in size and scope, they have increasingly viewed their regulatory functions as powers to reward or punish citizens and groups," Turley writes. "There is an obvious problem when the sanctioning of free exercise of religion or speech becomes a matter of discretionary agency action." In Turley's...
  • Trademark Office and Sen. Reid Pressure Football Team Owner Again

    06/22/2014 3:03:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Paul Dykewicz
    The U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s cancelation of federal trademark registration for the name Washington “Redskins,” after ruling it disparages Native Americans, puts pressure on team owner Daniel Snyder and the National Football League (NFL) to change the name but falls far short of settling the issue. The split, 2-1, decision by unelected trademark board members shows the increasingly heavy hand that politics is playing in the activities of the private sector, since the ruling followed recent public calls for a name change from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. The team counters that the long-standing “Redskins” name...
  • Poll: Should the Washington NFL team drop Redskins as its nickname?

    06/22/2014 11:55:36 AM PDT · by Bushbacker1 · 49 replies
    The (Lakeland, Fl) Ledger ^ | 6-22-14 | Bushbacker1
    Poll at bottom right of page.
  • Should the U.S. Government Ban All Offensive Names? Let's Pick a Few!

    06/20/2014 7:36:03 AM PDT · by IndianaJax · 34 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 06/18/2014 | Rob Binsrick
    Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the name Redskins is 'disparaging of Native Americans' and, therefore, should not be afforded trademark protection any longer. This seems like a free-speech appeal just waiting to happen but in the meantime we should take a look at all the major American sports (sorry, soccer/futbol is still not one of them) and pick a few other nicknames that should be banned or at least left unprotected with trademark rights because they could be offensive to some people in the country. Major League Baseball 1.Royals - this name could be offensive to...
  • Blackhawks name hasn't been as controversial as Redskins

    06/20/2014 7:10:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 18, 2014 | John Keilman
    The Chicago Blackhawks declined to comment about the Washington Redskins’ loss of trademark protection Wednesday, but an expert said there’s little reason to believe the hockey team’s name and Indian head logo could face similar jeopardy. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office found in a 2-to-1 decision that trademarks covering the Redskins’ name and associated symbols disparaged American Indians, and thus must be canceled under federal law. The team vowed to appeal, noting it had won a similar legal case a decade ago.
  • FREEP THIS POLL - Should The Washington Redskins Change Their Nickname?

    06/20/2014 6:49:54 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 35 replies
    Poll: Should the Washington Redskins change their nickname? Results # of votes % of votes Yes 1219 51% No 1191 49% Total Votes 2410
  • Poll: What Should the Redskins’ New Name Be?

    06/20/2014 6:22:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 138 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 18, 2014 - 9:46 am | by Bryan Preston
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is not a particularly admirable man. He tends to treat the Redskins as if he’s playing fantasy football. They tend to lose more often than they win. He’s not exactly a fan favorite. But Snyder isn’t taking the U.S. Patent Office’s ruling against his team lying down. The team has released a statement saying the ruling “will have no effect at all on the team’s ownership of and right to use the Redskins’ name/logo”. They’re correct, but it does allow others to use the name as they wish…the just can’t trademark it either. Which, in...
  • Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh ‘kicked off the air’ over racist terms on radio

    06/20/2014 5:44:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 6-20-2014 | Mitch Dudek
    Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh ‘kicked off the air’ over racist terms on radio Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:37am Mitch Dudek According to posts on former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Twitter account Thursday night, the conservative radio talk-show host was kicked off the air on WIND-AM (560) for using racial slurs while trying to have a discussion about racial slurs. In a series of tweets posted about 7 p.m., Walsh says: “Just got kicked off the air until further notice. Tried to have honest discussion about racist terms and management censored my language.” And: “I’m trying to have an honest, adult conversations about...
  • The Redskins Ruling's Slippery Slope

    06/20/2014 5:18:35 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 32 replies
    Investor' Business Daily ^ | 06/19/2014 | IBD Staff
    Sticks And Stones: Whatever one's view about the name "Redskins," the public should worry about the government bowing to political pressure and stripping a trademark nearly 80 years after it was first used. Where will it end? [snip] Surely the Cleveland Indians' mascot has to go. Chief Wahoo is a goofy cartoon depiction of a Native American, whereas the Redskins logo shows a dignified and stoic warrior. And how about the "Fighting Irish"? Doesn't that feed into the disparaging image of drunken Irishmen? Or the "Buccaneers" and the "Raiders," which seem to be derogatory terms for pirates? How many "Vikings"...
  • 12 Trademarks Declared Less Offensive Than Redskins

    06/19/2014 11:30:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/14
    <p>Currently, federal trademark law does not allow the registration of any names that bring individuals or groups into contempt or disrepute. The PTO cited this rule in their decision regarding the Redskins’ name.</p> <p>Here are twelve other trademarked names that apparently didn’t come up on anyone’s offense radar.</p>
  • Why the Redskins Trademark Ruling Should Terrify You

    06/19/2014 8:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Anyone deemed politically incorrect is now outside the protection of the law. Like most people, I haven’t been all that interested in the controversy over whether the name of the Washington Redskins is offensive. Personally, I’m more offended that Washington, DC, has become the kind of megalopolis that can support an NFL team. If I had my way, it would go back to being a humid, swampy backwater with impassable mud roads. Pierre L’Enfant has much to answer for. But I think everyone should be terrified by the new ruling by the US Patent Office cancelling the team’s trademark. The...
  • I'm offended at the name given to the District of Columbia

    06/19/2014 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2014 anno Domini | Robert Tracinski
    Why the Redskins Trademark Ruling Should Terrify You Article Subtitle: Anyone deemed politically incorrect is now outside the protection of the law. Like most people, I haven’t been all that interested in the controversy over whether the name of the Washington Redskins is offensive. Personally, I’m more offended that Washington, DC, has become the kind of megalopolis that can support an NFL team. If I had my way, it would go back to being a humid, swampy backwater with impassable mud roads. Pierre L’Enfant has much to answer for. But I think everyone should be terrified by the new ruling...
  • Seattle Times: We won't use Redskins name in our newspaper

    06/19/2014 8:41:15 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 114 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 19, 2014 10:47 am ET | Josh Katzowitz
    The Redskins got a flurry of bad news Wednesday when the U.S. Patent Office canceled the team's trademark registration, because the team name is “disparaging to Native Americans." Basically, it means that the team could lose its federally trademarked protections and could hasten the franchise to change the name, depending on how much pressure the rest of the league puts on Washington for a potential loss of revenue. While Miami University, now the RedHawks but formerly known as the Redskins, tried to offer some advice on Wednesday, the sports editor of the Seattle Times, Don Shelton, is taking a more...
  • Sweden Demands Football Vikings Change Name

    06/19/2014 7:59:45 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 45 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Keith Koffler
    The nation of Sweden is demanding that the Obama administration act to deny copyright status to the Minnesota Vikings, claiming the name demeans its citizens and all other Scandinavians. “We can no longer tolerate the use of this disgusting epithet by an American football team,” said Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Milkquist in a letter to President Obama “First of all, ‘football’ means ‘soccer,’ Milkquist wrote. “I realize that this is an unrelated matter, but it really pisses people off in Europe. You only use your foot occasionally in football, whereas in soccer the foot is the only thing you can...
  • No problems in the world so let's get the Redskins

    06/19/2014 7:02:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/19/2014 | Silivo Canto Jr.
    It must be a Garden of Eden out there because the federal government has the time to go after the Redskins, known around Dallas as NFL enemy #1. According to a "trademark" decision, the US government is now in the business of determining whether or not a team mascot discriminates against a group. Who is next? Will the Obama administration soon decide that American Thinker discriminates against Americans who don't think? The decision is absurd and I hope that Mr Snyder, and fans all over, stand up against this nonsense. The decision also comes at a time when there are...
  • US Patent Office finds Redskins' name offensive

    06/19/2014 4:51:22 AM PDT · by IndianaJax · 56 replies
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins' name is ''disparaging of Native Americans'' and should be stripped of trademark protection - a decision that puts powerful new financial and political pressure on the NFL team to rename itself. By a vote of 2-1, the agency's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board sided with five Native Americans in a dispute that has been working its way through legal channels for more than two decades.
  • USPTO: Home, Home of the CHANGE®

    06/19/2014 4:51:03 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-19-2014 | MOTUS
    Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam Where the deer and the antelope play Where seldom is heard a disparaging word And the skies are now cloudy all day.Chorus: Home, home of the CHANGE® Where the deer and the antelope play Where seldom is heard a disparaging word And the skies are now cloudy all day.Forecast: Cloudy, with a chance of meatheadsToday’s reflection:What does it mean when the country that practically invented “free speech” now censors your trademarks for politically incorrect “disparaging” words? In what some see as the first step to forcing the Washington Redskins football team...
  • Sensitive MSNBC Host Warns Viewers About Someone Saying the 'Racial Slur' 'Redskins'

    06/18/2014 4:19:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 18, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC is the network where ex-host Martin Bashir suggested that someone defecate and urinate on Sarah Palin. Yet, the suddenly sensitive Joy Reid on Wednesday warned viewers that she was about to feature someone saying the word "Redskins," what she deemed to be a "racial slur." [See video below. MP3 audio here.'] Hours after the U.S. Patent and Trademark office had cancelled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, Reid played a clip of Senator Harry Reid attacking the team. The host fretted, "And I just warn people, he does use the name of the team. So, I'm just going to warn...
  • Redskins defy trademark ruling, say they'll defend name

    06/18/2014 11:58:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 69 replies
    Washington Examinerr ^ | 6-18-2014 | Sean Higgins
    In a defiant statement issued Wednesday, the Washington Redskins said the team would appeal the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark to the team's name and logo on the grounds that they are offensive to Native Americans. The professional football team added that in the meantime, the ruling would have "no effect at all" on its trademark rights while the case is on appeal. The press release even put that in boldface and underlined it. "We are confident we will prevail once again, and that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s divided ruling will be overturned...
  • Redskins lose trademark, Harry Reid says team will be 'forced' to change name

    06/18/2014 10:59:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 93 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    In what some see as the first step to forcing the Washington Redskins football team to change their name, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday cancelled six federal trademarks of the team name because it's “disparaging” to Native Americans. “Petitioners have shown by a preponderance of the evidence that a substantial composite of Native Americans found the term REDSKINS to be disparaging,” said the decision. Fans, however, won’t see any immediate change — even if Daniel Snyder’s team eventually loses in court. That’s because all the order will do is eliminate the trademark the team has on merchandise....
  • Washington Redskins will appeal trademark office ruling over 'disparaging' nickname

    06/18/2014 10:17:05 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 39 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/18/14 | Frank Schwab
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Redskins' trademarks. The petitioners, consisting of five Native Americans, sought to cancel the trademarks based on a section of the Trademark Act that "prohibits registration of marks that may disparage persons or bring them into contempt or disrepute."
  • Trademark board rules against Redskins name

    06/18/2014 9:21:49 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 6-18-14
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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 gained momentum over the past year. The team doesn't immediately lose trademark protection and is allowed to retain it during an appeal, which is likely. Redskins owner Dan Snyder has refused to change the team's name, citing tradition, but there has been growing pressure including statements in recent months from President Barack Obama, lawmakers of both parties and...
  • Trademark board rules against Washington Redskins name

    06/18/2014 8:16:42 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 85 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/18/14 | ap
    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.
  • U.S. patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging

    06/18/2014 7:56:02 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2014 | Theresa Vargas
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s 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.
  • U.S. Patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging

    06/18/2014 7:09:41 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18 2014 | Theresa Vargas
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s 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. “This victory was a long time coming and reflects the hard work of many attorneys at our firm,” said lead attorney Jesse Witten, of Drinker Biddle & Reath.
  • U.S. Patent Office Cancels Redskins Trademark Registration, Says Name is Disparaging

    06/18/2014 7:07:10 AM PDT · by kristinn · 87 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | Theresa Vargas
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s 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.
  • United Church of Christ votes to boycott Washington Redskins

    06/17/2014 1:14:15 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | June 16, 2014 | Kim Allegrezza
    At the annual meeting of The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ on Saturday, June 14, a resolution was passed to pressure the National Football League and the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name and refrain from using any images, mascots, or behaviors that are demeaning to Native American cultures or peoples, according to a report in Indian Country Today. This resolution calls for members to do more than just speak out against the use of the name Redskins. It calls for a complete boycott the football team.
  • Harry Reid says he won't attend Redskins game until team changes name

    06/17/2014 7:40:30 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 98 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he won't attend a Washington Redskins home game until the football team changes its controversial name. In a letter late last week to the team's president, Reid called the Redskins name a racial slur that disparages the American people. The Nevada Democrat, who said he represents 27 tribes in his state, rejected Bruce Allen's invitation to a Redskins home game until the team does "the right thing" and changes its name.
  • Native Americans' Anti-Redskins Ad Airs During NBA Finals

    06/11/2014 6:47:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | June 10, 2014 | RHEANA MURRAY
    Native Americans are sending a loud message to the Washington Redskins. A northern California tribe paid for a commercial to air in seven major U.S. cities during halftime of Tuesday's NBA Finals game, their latest plea for the NFL team to change its “racist” name and mascot.
  • Washington Redskins To Change Name

    05/28/2014 7:32:53 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 45 replies
    5-28-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    The owners of the Washington Redskins, NFL and Senator Elizabeth (Herring) Warren have come to a compromise in renaming the team. The new team name, effective this fall, will be: Washington Red Herrings. Senator Warren, a princess in the Red Herring tribe of Massachusetts, suggested the Red Herring name instead of the racist Redskins moniker. Senator Warren stated that the Red Herring tribe had a proud heritage going all the way back to the original settlement of the country. Chief Herring Bone and his band were present and participated in the first Thanksgiving festivities. The tribe invented salted pumpkin seeds...
  • Redskins president Allen to U.S. Senate: Our Team name 'has always been respectful'

    05/25/2014 6:12:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 05/24/2014 | By Eric Edholm
    There is a groundswell of pressure to change the Washington Redskins' team name, which some argue is offensive, a movement that gained some steam with a letter signed by 50 U.S. senators calling for action. The letter referred to the Redskins' name as being an example of "racism" and "bigotry" and managed to make a connection to the NBA fiasco with outgoing Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. This prompted a reaction from the Redskins. Team president Bruce Allen countered swiftly with a response to Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid in a letter of his own. The theme of Allen's...
  • D.C. rapper blasts Reid on Redskins talk, reminds 3.65M followers of ‘negro dialect’ remark

    05/24/2014 11:07:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/24/2014 | Doulgas Ernst
    D.C. rapper WaleWale told his 3.6 million Twitter followers Friday that Sen. Harry Reid’s recent comments on the Washington Redskins‘ name was just his way of bringing attention to himself. Wale, whose real name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, said that Mr. Reid was “sketchy” since he once made comments about then-Sen. Barack Obama’s lack of “negro dialect” in the run-up to the 2008 election. “Anybody been followin the Senator Reid Stuff?” the musician tweeted. “Senator Reid got a lot to say about other ppl bein racist . But I did a lil research . He sketchy. … Basically he [trying...
  • Redskins fire back against Harry Reid, senators on name change

    05/23/2014 3:14:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 23, 2014 | By John Solomon
    The Washington Redskins took on Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Friday, telling Majority Leader Harry Reid that his efforts to orchestrate a campaign to force a team name change were misguided and failed to recognize the name’s “deep and personal meaning.” “I hope you will attend one of our home games, where you would witness first-hand that the Washington Redskins are a positive, unifying force for our community in a city and region that is divided on so many levels,” team President Bruce Allen wrote Mr. Reid. The letter offered several rebuttals to arguments that Mr. Reid and other...
  • McCain: I would have signed that Democratic letter asking the NFL to change the Redskins’ name

    05/23/2014 1:10:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2014 | AllahPundit
    Of course he would. Among the public, this is a non-issue: Despite endless lefty blather about the name over the past year, including from The One himself, 79 percent side with the ‘Skins. (That’s especially dangerous to pols elected by the Redskins’ core fan base, which is why Virginia senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner refused to sign the letter.) Among the political class, though, it’s a proxy for ideology, an easy check-the-box way to polish your particular brand. That’s how this issue was able to accelerate from slow-news-day fodder on Slate last August to a cause celebre among...
  • Mixed Up Priorities: Vitter Demands Authorization Of VA Clinics, While Landrieu Demands Redskins

    05/22/2014 10:44:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    The Hayride ^ | John Binder
    In a longtime battle, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has sent a letter to President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, asking McDonough to get Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to stop blocking legislation that would authorize 27 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), including clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles La. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Louisiana Senate aisle, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has signed off on a letter led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell demanding that the Washington Redskins change their name, calling the teams’ name...