U.S. Patent Office Cancels Washington Redskins’ Trademark

by Bill Chappell

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has revoked the trademark of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, after ruling in a case brought by five Native Americans that the name disparages a minority. While the decision could have wide repercussions, it does not require the team to change its name.

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