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Skip to comments.U.S. Patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging
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 teams 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 ...
Who is John Galt.
This is a big deal - no trademark, no protection from copycats, no royalties, etc...
The Federal Government has become a highly political entity
Their trademark is cancelled so anyone can use this “disparaging” moniker? Makes sense.
How the heck can they take something that has been around for decades, without paying for it? /rhetorical
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.
You are so right.
Interestingly enough, Washingtonpost.com must be excerpted due to copywrite issues.
Not satire? Call them the Rednecks. and use those small round potatoes as the mascot.
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.
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.
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?
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.
So now “Redskins” can be used by anyone. Long may it proliferate!
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.
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.
Keep the logo and change the name to the Washington Thinskins.
The FedGov is a parasite that was once benign to it’s host, but is now killing said host.
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