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U.S. Patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging
Washington Post ^ | June 18 2014 | Theresa Vargas

Posted on 06/18/2014 7:09:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: criminalfascists; patents; pc; politicalcorrectness; redskins
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Wow, another federal agency being used to target democrat enemies.
1 posted on 06/18/2014 7:09:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: cripplecreek
The fascists never give up.
2 posted on 06/18/2014 7:10:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Just dam!

Who is John Galt.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 7:10:53 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: cripplecreek

This is a big deal - no trademark, no protection from copycats, no royalties, etc...

The Federal Government has become a highly political entity


4 posted on 06/18/2014 7:12:47 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: cripplecreek

Their trademark is cancelled so anyone can use this “disparaging” moniker? Makes sense.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 7:13:00 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: cripplecreek

How the heck can they take something that has been around for decades, without paying for it? /rhetorical


6 posted on 06/18/2014 7:13:07 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: cripplecreek

Are they for real? Anything can be demeaning now. The offended tactic and fascist neighbor to neighbor denunciation has begun. Just like in Nazi Germany. Dont like a neighbor,mjust say he traded with an offending dude with a funny hat. Soviet union? My neighbor is a rich capitalist, just painted his window sil.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 7:13:32 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: PGR88

You are so right.


8 posted on 06/18/2014 7:13:35 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: PGR88

Interestingly enough, Washingtonpost.com must be excerpted due to copywrite issues.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 7:14:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Not satire? Call them the Rednecks. and use those small round potatoes as the mascot.


10 posted on 06/18/2014 7:14:07 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cripplecreek

Sooner or later the owners of the ‘Skins will give in. And at that time I suggest they just drop the nickname altogether. Just call them “Washington”. No Bengals, no Ravens, no nothing. That would be the ultimate protest for the way they have been treated.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 7:15:53 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: cripplecreek

This stuff started with a gay minority. So now any minority offended single voice can destroy an entire industry or tradition or tribe.

It is how Hillary destroyed her opposition,the feminist little girl’s cop fascist way.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 7:16:00 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: cripplecreek

Color me surprised..Not. So this means that Sam Adams Queer Beer has to drop it’s trademark name because the brand is disparaging to American Patriots, ....right?...Right?


13 posted on 06/18/2014 7:16:36 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: cripplecreek
Federal trademark law does not permit registration of trademarks that “may disparage” individuals or groups or “bring them into contempt or disrepute.”

So not necessarily an improper ruling. Depends on whether the term really is disparaging.

This will probably be appealed, eventually, to the Supremes, who will decide whether Redskins is disparaging.

14 posted on 06/18/2014 7:16:43 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: cripplecreek

So now “Redskins” can be used by anyone. Long may it proliferate!


15 posted on 06/18/2014 7:18:35 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: cripplecreek

But I bet N.W.A. (N*ggers With Attitude) still retains their trademark registration.

FedGov is off the chain and needs to be destroyed so we can put our Constitutional Republic back together.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 7:18:36 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: cripplecreek
The fascist state of Obama will now require the football team formerly known as the Redskins to adopt this new logo:



The new name has yet to be fully poll tested.
17 posted on 06/18/2014 7:18:37 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: DoodleDawg

I think the point when they no longer have a lock on the merchandise revenue via trademark will be when they give up the name.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 7:18:53 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: cripplecreek

Keep the logo and change the name to the Washington Thinskins.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 7:19:14 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: PGR88

The FedGov is a parasite that was once benign to it’s host, but is now killing said host.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 7:19:24 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: PGR88

It also means that, if they can cancel this patent, they can pretty much cancel any patent.


21 posted on 06/18/2014 7:19:50 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: cripplecreek

Folks we apparently need another revolution. The Feds are more like Mafia than the Mafia! How much more can America stand?


22 posted on 06/18/2014 7:19:56 AM PDT by El Zoro
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To: cripplecreek

Supreme court here we come.

Probably won’t end well.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 7:20:16 AM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: cripplecreek

Supreme court here we come.

Probably won’t end well.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 7:20:34 AM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: Dead Corpse

I can’t imagine this is doing much for the value of their merchandising stock.


25 posted on 06/18/2014 7:21:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

I find the Pilsbury Doughboy offensive to obese people.

I am offended by it and it should be banned.

See how easy it is to destroy free speech & expression?


26 posted on 06/18/2014 7:22:07 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Paladin2

27 posted on 06/18/2014 7:22:33 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: cripplecreek

How do you cancel a Trademark that has been operational and utilized and in the public domain for decades???

The Trademark office needs to have its Trademark revoked.


28 posted on 06/18/2014 7:23:24 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: DoodleDawg

they won’t have to give in, because they will be forced to sell the team to a consortium of PC believers who will change the name. the owner has already lost in the realm of public opinion, he needs to change the name immediately. some suggestions are:

The Washington Fascists
The Athletic Negroes
The Politically Correct Pussies
The Hairy Readers
The Washington Reds

the owner will sell for 2 billion tax free and be done with this circus.


29 posted on 06/18/2014 7:23:52 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: cripplecreek

May the ‘Redskins’ live forever.


30 posted on 06/18/2014 7:24:40 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: bamahead

We’re coming for Mrs Butterworth next.


31 posted on 06/18/2014 7:25:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Washington Homos


32 posted on 06/18/2014 7:25:36 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: cripplecreek

Drinkin’, Diddle, and Death.....a law firm I can support....


33 posted on 06/18/2014 7:26:17 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: onedoug

Washington Lampreys in honor of DC.


34 posted on 06/18/2014 7:26:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: onedoug

Washington DCs.


35 posted on 06/18/2014 7:26:35 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: cripplecreek
Is Texans disparaging to Texans?

Is Cowboys disparaging to cowboys?

Is Redskins disparaging to Native Americans?

Only in the eyes of warped minds.

36 posted on 06/18/2014 7:28:46 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: JPG

37 posted on 06/18/2014 7:28:58 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: PGR88

Ready for Hillary has same sense of humor as the NSA

No, the pro-Hillary activists aren’t tapping your phones, but they are just as humorless as the spy agency when mocked. In November, we reported that the NSA and Homeland Security Department were none too pleased about parody products sold online using an altered image of their logo, such as a T-shirt with: “Peeping while you’re sleeping” inside the NSA seal and under that, “The NSA, the only part of the government that actually listens.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2014/06/13/ready-for-hillary-has-same-sense-of-humor-as-the-nsa/


38 posted on 06/18/2014 7:30:31 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Wolfie
I think the point when they no longer have a lock on the merchandise revenue via trademark will be when they give up the name.

And that's where they - and the NFL - get a lot of money from. Strip them on the trademark and anybody and his brother can sell Deadskin items and not have to pay a fee. So just drop the nickname altogether and tell the NFL to screw themselves if they don't like it.

I confess that once Washington has been beaten into submission my fear is that my own Kansas City Chiefs will be the next target. Then the Cleveland Indians. And the Chicago Blackhawks.

39 posted on 06/18/2014 7:30:38 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The fascists never give up.

No they have not given up, and with the two recent presidential victories it seems as if they are winning.

Can the Fascist States of America (FSA) be far behind?

40 posted on 06/18/2014 7:32:46 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: cripplecreek

The Obama Mafia got it’s marching orders from the White Hut.


41 posted on 06/18/2014 7:32:55 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: cripplecreek
Do the Braves and Indians have to change their names too? Cle. already took Chief Wahoo off the ballcaps. Given the political horsecrap. "Washington" is offensive; make them say "Capital Region" instead.Or just say Redskin Potatoes. We name teams after animals, clothing, and historical events, why not food?


42 posted on 06/18/2014 7:33:45 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: cripplecreek

Wow, another federal agency being used to target democrat enemies.

yep , the US has been taken over and there is only one way to get it back


43 posted on 06/18/2014 7:35:17 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Uncle Chip
Yeah, I don't think they can.

But, I didn't think the US government could arbitrarily transfer the assets of the secured GM and Chrysler bondholders to the UAW. What do I know? Fascists can do ANYTHING.

44 posted on 06/18/2014 7:35:18 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: cripplecreek
WOWSA.

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.

Five "Native Americans" were offended and they took down the Redskin name that has been around for decades? I'm a Native American and I'm not offended.

The floodgates are opened with this decision. Little Debbies will be offensive to short people, Uncle Ben's face will be offensive to AA's. Bye-bye Cleveland Indiana, Chicago Blackhawks.

This is big. What happened to freedom of speech?
45 posted on 06/18/2014 7:38:33 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Harry Reid getting involved again just like he is at the IRS


46 posted on 06/18/2014 7:39:04 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Girlene

I’m rather offended that Indians get special rights to open Casinos all over the country while we palefaces can’t.

I’m no fan of gambling but I’m even less a fan of the equal protection clause of the constitution being a one way street.


47 posted on 06/18/2014 7:42:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

I think it would be funny as all git out if the cancellation is upheld, leading to a flood of non-licensed Redskin-logo apparel and other items on the market. It is not right that the team loses out on this revenue, but having every other person between North Carolina and Baltimore running around in a Redskin jersey would be hilarious!


48 posted on 06/18/2014 7:44:55 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Paladin2
Call them the Rednecks. and use those small round potatoes as the mascot.

I like my redskins fried in butter with onions, garlic and rosemary.

 photo Redskins_zps403f33a0.png

49 posted on 06/18/2014 7:45:22 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: cripplecreek

The use of the name for a team implies the American Indians were great warriors. I don’t see how that is disparaging. At least in previous generations, that would likely be viewed as a compliment.


50 posted on 06/18/2014 7:45:34 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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