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U.S. Trademark Office Says ‘Redskins’ is Derogatory
« on: January 08, 2014, 12:29:09 PM »
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/01/07/trademark-ruling-bad-omen-for-redskins-name-legal-battle/

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The same agency is deliberating whether to revoke the trademark protection for the NFL team, part of a long-running challenge from a group of Native Americans. A hearing was held in March, and a decision is expected soon.

Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter, who has been the most vocal opponent of the team’s name, is hoping the forthcoming ruling will be fortuitous.

“The USPTO ruling sends a powerful message to Washington team owner Dan Snyder and the NFL that in the name of basic decency and respect they should immediately stop spending millions of dollars to promote the R-word,” said Halbritter. “This is a huge potential precedent-setter rooted in the painfully self-evident truth that the Change the Mascot


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Re: U.S. Trademark Office Says ‘Redskins’ is Derogatory
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 12:38:00 PM »
Why can't the free market be the mechanism which decides if it is derogative?

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Re: U.S. Trademark Office Says ‘Redskins’ is Derogatory
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 12:41:49 PM »
Why can't the free market be the mechanism which decides if it is derogative?

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Re: U.S. Trademark Office Says ‘Redskins’ is Derogatory
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 04:25:03 PM »
So glad to see someone gave the trademark office this power.   **nononono*
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