Skip to comments.12 Trademarks Declared Less Offensive Than Redskins
Posted on 06/19/2014 11:30:45 PM PDT by Impala64ssaEdited on 06/20/2014 1:45:25 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
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.
Here are twelve other trademarked names that apparently didn’t come up on anyone’s offense radar.
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Every time I see “The Gap” sign, I think about the mentally challenged with nothing between their ears. It really offends me.
The “Fighting” Irish? You can’t get much worse of a stereotype than that. As an Irishman, whenever I see it I want to punch someone,
How about Aunt Jemima? Uncle Ben? Savage Arms? For the PC Nazis, THAT would be a twofer! Native American stereotypes, plus those eeeeevil g*ns!/sarcasm;)
One can tell that America has truly gone off the deep end when they have to quibble over something as inane as the name “Redskins”. God only knows what PC Marxist will rant about next.
Speaking of which, how about Lucky Charms cereal. For the 50-odd years that stuff has been around the ads feature a caricature of a green rainbow-chasing leprechaun acting silly and superstitious with a heavy Irish brougue. I’ve yet to hear the Ancient Order of Hibernians or the Emerald Society lodge complaints about this. Or Herman Cain’s business, Godfather’s Pizza. I’m surprised Pelosi, Andrew, and/or Mario Cuomo, etc. didn’t try to score cheap political points complaining that this name evokes negative stereotypes of those of Italian heritage.
I think this type of BS, along with many other wrongs, will contribute to CW 2. If it happens, don't try to head north on I 80. It will be a parking lot. I was thinking in the area of Cache Creek or Winters or Dixon, or the Cal PERS building on Q street, or Raley Field. No one would find us there. Come get me you turkeys.
This week the Niggas With Attitude (NWA) biopic is trending in social media.
For shame our government is bigoted.
In typical liberal derisive fashion, the NCAA assumed the Sioux were incapable of being sufficiently offended and decided to be offended for them. They found a couple of grievance studies types to voice opposition, and a tradition went down after a long fought battle (some six or seven years).
The Sioux, a warrior tribe, had no problem with the nickname, and the logo was respectfully accurate in its depiction of a warrior.
PC is BS, and I won't play the game.
Does anyone remember little black Sambos’ restaurants. There are still Sambos’ after they took away the “little black”.Sambo was a character in a book.
There is also a Coon Chicken Inn in Ca. where we went once. I believe there are three different inns. Trademarked?
I am offended at the name of the New England Patriots. There isn’t a patriot left up here.Im offended.
They did the same thing with My alma mater. Said the name was derisive and insulting to the Indian tribe with that name. The Indian tribe’s response? “we don’t mind. In fact We kinda like it.”. They changed the name anyway. Liberalism is a mental illness.
There is still one in Santa Barbara, on the beach.
I’m still waiting for the NCAA to take down Florida State...oh wait, they have more money than UND. UND plays better hockey than FSU anyday.
I live in North Dakota and I wear a Fighting Sioux hoodie all the time.
Every where I go here everyone has some form of the Fighting Sioux logo, especially on the Three Affiliated Tribes rez and they are not Sioux
“I am offended at the name of the New England Patriots.”
Too bad.. It is acceptable to offend a conservative!
In looking at the article, there are some pretty obviously egregious examples of bigotry, bias or ridicule the Government has allowed to be trademarked.
To me, it would be an insurmountable task for the government as a defendant in this case to explain why “Redskins” is offensive while, say, “Cracka Azz Skateboards” is not.
Little black Sambo was an Indian...
The University may have given in, but most North Dakotans haven’t. I sent hoodies with the politically incorrect design to relatives out-of-state, and they love them. I have seen them all over the Western part of the state and the design isn’t going away. I’m working not too far from New Town now, and I have seen them over there, too.
As can be seen from part of my nickname, I love raccoons and have said before it’s weird that you don’t see sports teams named after them (though some may have raccoon mascots)...it could be that it would be “awkward” to have fans chanting Go Coons Go! :)
Sambo’s name came from the founders, SAM Battistone and Newell BOhnett, IIRC. They did try to associate with the old legend of Little Black Sambo, but I think the boy was Indian. Something about a tiger chasing him around a tree and eventually the tiger turns into butter (pancakes, mmm).
Wiki: “in the late 1970s, controversy over the chain’s name drew protests and lawsuits in communities that viewed the term Sambo as pejorative towards African-Americans...”
Restaurants were renamed “Jolly Tiger” or “No Place Like Sam’s” (apparently there is only one left, in Santa Barbara)
Wiki: Sambo is a South Indian boy who lives with his father and mother, named Black Jumbo and Black Mumbo, respectively. Sambo encounters four hungry tigers, and surrenders his colourful new clothes, shoes, and umbrella so they will not eat him... (Sambo’s): “Images inspired by the book (now considered by some racially insensitive) were common interior decorations in the restaurants”
The author knows someone has to file a suit, right?
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I drive truck and live north of Tioga out side of a small town called McGregor. One bar, one church
I’ve been there, McGregor, Temple (mostly gone), Alamo, Wildrose, and worked wells near all but Wildrose.
This attack on the Redskins is nothing new.
The same group types/mentalities were all bent out of shape several years ago with a variety of community names they deemed offensive. They were demanding the offending communities change their names and that the map companies reprint all of the maps.
These group types/mentalities make careers out of finding something to be offended at.
If/when they succeed in getting the Redskins name changed, they will go on to some other company or product or community or similar name to be offended by. Notice that these demands for change always come from as few as ONE complaint.
Instead of REDSKINS call them the Washington SCALPHUNTERS!
that should make heads explode since everyone in the OLD WEST was taking SCALPS.
I used to buy GRIMALDI’S DOG FOOD at the local CO=OP.
The Motto printed on the sack was ..GRIMALDI’S DOG FOOD! WOPPING TO PLEASE! DAGO FOR GRIMALDI’S!
Lucky Charms may be racially insensitive. But they are magically delicious.
Political Correctness (PC) is ruled by victimhood and the ability to take offense. It is a modern method of forcing mental strait-jackets upon speech and thought. We have had the laughable contretemps (except to the person fired) of the use of the word ‘niggardly’ as in frugal. High dungeon ensued amongst the offended! Same with “black hole” in another place. Some years back the unbelievably talented but IDIOTIC P.E.T.A. crowd went after the New York town of “Fishkill”, achieving its goal for maximum FREE publicity.
The problem with this mindset and personality that is inclined to forcing this PC strait-jacket on their neighbors is that they are never satisfied. There is always something else that OFFENDS THEM. Get rid of the low-hanging fruit and they will keep climbing for more. The key to this is to IGNORE THEM! Difficult for the Redskins in that hot air capital of Washington but as a rule we must not give them the time of day or any satisfaction.
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