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Do the Redskins Have to Change Their Name? NO!

A Federal Judge ordered cancellation of the Washington Redskins federal trademarks. That is not the end of it. This does not mean they have to stop using the name.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Cancels Redskins Trademark

On Wednesday June 18, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six Washington Redskins trademarks citing that the football team’s name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus in violation of federal trademark laws banning offensive or disparaging language. This topic has been a hot one in the world of intellectual property law the last […]

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