Washington Redskins Lose First Round in Court

Submitted by patentadmin on Sun, 07/19/2015 - 00:02

A U.S. District Court judge has upheld the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark registrations, rejecting the argument that the federal government's ban on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional.

However, the Redskins will be able to continue to use its trademark while it works its way through the appellate process, which will likely take several years. We wonder if the team is working on a more politically correct name.

The Syracuse University mascot was the “Saltine Warrior” (fashioned after a brave from the Onondaga tribe) for over 100 years, but it was not PC so SU dumped the Warrier and the school’s sports teams are now unofficially the “Orange Men” but officially just “Orange” (the schools colors are orange and blue). How about the Washington Reds? Opps, that’s already taken.

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