Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Washington Redskins football team back in court over loss of trademark registration

The Washington Redskins football team are asking a federal judge in Alexandria to overturn a ruling by the US Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate a registration of the team’s trademark, which is viewed as offensive.  Lawyers for Native Americans claim that the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing states to invalidate certain license plate logos would apply. The Redskins still make a free speech claim. CBS radio has a story here
The name was adopted in 1933, ten years before the USPTO opened.
I still think the team could focus on winning more easily if it changed the name to something like Warriors, and got this behind.

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