In Landmark Decision, U.S. Patent Office Cancels Trademark For Redskins Football Team

06/18/2014 10:02 am ET | Updated Jun 18, 2014
  • Travis Waldron Think Progress

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name of the Washington Redskins, ruling that the name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus cannot be trademarked under federal law that prohibits the protection of disparaging language.

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