Judge Orders Cancelation Of Washington Redskins Trademark
Via Fox DC:
A federal judge has ordered the Patent and Trademark Office to cancel registration of the Washington Redskins’ trademark, ruling that the team name may be disparaging to Native Americans.
The ruling Wednesday by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee affirms an earlier finding by an administrative appeal board.
In his 70-page ruling, Lee emphasized that the organization is still free to use the name if it wishes – the team would just lose some legal protections that go along with federal registration of a trademark. More