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12 Trademarks Declared Less Offensive Than Redskins
Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/14

Posted on 06/19/2014 11:30:45 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

Edited 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: pc; redskins
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The minor league team in my old neck of the woods, the Hudson Valley Renegades

What would happen if their slogan was "'coon power"?
1 posted on 06/19/2014 11:30:46 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Every time I see “The Gap” sign, I think about the mentally challenged with nothing between their ears. It really offends me.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 11:35:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Impala64ssa

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,


3 posted on 06/19/2014 11:38:09 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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;)


4 posted on 06/19/2014 11:41:20 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Impala64ssa

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.


5 posted on 06/19/2014 11:51:44 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: ElkGroveDan

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.


6 posted on 06/19/2014 11:52:18 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
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.

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.

7 posted on 06/20/2014 12:05:42 AM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: Impala64ssa
I don't see how it is possible that calling an NFL football team the “Redskins” is in any way a name “that brings individuals or groups into contempt or disrepute”. It HONORS them! This political correctness idiocy has become nothing more than a soapbox for the perpetually offended to get some attention. Will the Blackfoot Indian tribe soon have to change their name, too???
8 posted on 06/20/2014 12:12:08 AM PDT by boatbums (Proud member of the Free Republic Bible Thumpers Brigade.)
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9 posted on 06/20/2014 12:19:35 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Impala64ssa

This week the Niggas With Attitude (NWA) biopic is trending in social media.

For shame our government is bigoted.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 12:26:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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The New Orleans Saints might want to start focus grouping for a new name after they skin the Washington Red Skins.
11 posted on 06/20/2014 1:39:02 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: boatbums
The test run for this dreck was the NCAA's siege of the University of North Dakota team nickname "Fighting Sioux" and the logo (designed and drawn by Bennett Brien, a Native American), approved by the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe.

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.

12 posted on 06/20/2014 1:48:46 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

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.


13 posted on 06/20/2014 2:14:53 AM PDT by lucky american (Progressives are attacking our rights and y'all will sit there and take it.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

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.

CC


14 posted on 06/20/2014 2:21:22 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: lucky american

There is still one in Santa Barbara, on the beach.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 2:45:14 AM PDT by NathanR
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To: Smokin' Joe

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.


16 posted on 06/20/2014 2:45:55 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Smokin' Joe

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


17 posted on 06/20/2014 3:15:04 AM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: lucky american

“I am offended at the name of the New England Patriots.”
Too bad.. It is acceptable to offend a conservative!


18 posted on 06/20/2014 3:24:23 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Impala64ssa

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.


19 posted on 06/20/2014 3:34:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: lucky american
There are still Sambos’ after they took away the “little black”.Sambo was a character in a book.

Little black Sambo was an Indian...

20 posted on 06/20/2014 3:52:33 AM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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