Redskins’ ‘Disparaging’ Trademark Canceled by Patent Office

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“The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, an independent administrative tribunal within the patent office, determined that the petitioners established that the term “Redskins” was “disparaging” of Native Americans, so federal trademark registrations must be canceled, it said in the statement.

The ruling is the most recent clash in a 22-year fight between the franchise and American Indians over the team’s nickname. It may provide more pressure on Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the name, said Monica Riva Talley, a trademark lawyer with Sterne Kessler in Washington.”

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