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Washington Redskins Lose Trademarks on Team's Name

There are 9 comments on the WLS-AM Chicago story from Jun 18, 2014, titled Washington Redskins Lose Trademarks on Team's Name. In it, WLS-AM Chicago reports that:

What's going to happen to the Washington Redskins now that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office said the team's federal trademarks will be canceled? The government agency ruled 2-1 Wednesday, following a petition by five Native Americans, that the team's name is "disparaging of Native Americans."

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road warrior

United States

#1 Jun 18, 2014
Completely outrageous, with all the problems our country is facing and the Feds and our elected officials are worried about this. Fire them all....
Chief Thunderfart

Miami, FL

#2 Jun 19, 2014
Redskins===combination of red penis tip plus foreskin. Has nothing to do with Injuns.
Speedy Turtle

Lawndale, CA

#3 Jun 19, 2014
rename to "Washington PaleFaces"
Paul

Saskatoon, Canada

#4 Jun 19, 2014
There was a similar case in Canada, although to a much smaller degree, since it involved a highschool team, and the use of the nickname Redmen. This name was used by all the school teams, not just the football team. Here's some information below if anyone's interested in reading more about this.

Bedford Road “Redmen”, it’s time for change.
https://www.facebook.com/ChangeRedmen

Redmen name to be retired at Bedford Road
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/Redmen+nam...

Bedford Road replaces Redmen name with Redhawks
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/bedfo...
Maximun Idiot

Miami, FL

#5 Jun 20, 2014
I guess Redbone is OK to them, but not Redskin. Gotta respect the different body parts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redbone_ (band)
Laughing Bear Fan

Denver, CO

#6 Jun 20, 2014
I hear the Cardinals are trying to trade for Cousins and are willing to part with recent draft pick Tom Savage and a future 2nd round pick.
When RGIII gets hurt
THE REDSKINS WOULD THEN BE QB'D BY A SAVAGE

Since: Jul 14

Orange, CA

#7 Jul 14, 2014
Since the name has dispute, then make a name without dispute.
Mensa

Cypress, CA

#8 Jul 14, 2014
cara murphy wrote:
Since the name has dispute, then make a name without dispute.
Just a few thoughts and possibilities for you to mull over.
By taking the trademark away from the Washington football team, those who do not like the name have only opened it up for all 6 billion people on the planet to use it vice the previous "1".
Yet, the "1" gave Indians everywhere a voice in the sense that millions might come to think of the plight of some Indians every Sunday during football season. If they change the name, Indians across the country may slip into anonymity even moreso than they already have.
Rather than people screaming out against what they disagree with, it might be better to think about the end ramifications of their actions before they go out half cocked.

Since: Jul 14

Orange, CA

#9 Jul 14, 2014
Mensa wrote:
<quoted text>
Just a few thoughts and possibilities for you to mull over.
By taking the trademark away from the Washington football team, those who do not like the name have only opened it up for all 6 billion people on the planet to use it vice the previous "1".
Yet, the "1" gave Indians everywhere a voice in the sense that millions might come to think of the plight of some Indians every Sunday during football season. If they change the name, Indians across the country may slip into anonymity even moreso than they already have.
Rather than people screaming out against what they disagree with, it might be better to think about the end ramifications of their actions before they go out half cocked.
ok,what you say make sense.

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