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Redskins name drew no public
complaints, patent offices reveals

Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 7/1/2014 10:12:22 PM

The recent decision by an obscure administrative law board to cancel the Washington Redskins‘ trademark registrations came despite the fact the agency hadn’t received a single letter from a member of the public complaining about the team’s name, records show. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which is part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ruled last month that the name was disparaging to American Indians. The team is appealing that decision. Politicians, including President Obama, have waded into the team name controversy, with many saying the team should change its name. But despite widespread media attention and a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 7/1/2014 10:59:41 PM     (No. 9907783)

Impossible. Certainly Harry Reid took the time to write a letter about how offended he was. After all, he went out of his way to slander the team and its owner.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/1/2014 11:35:06 PM     (No. 9907802)

Now we need a special prosecutor for the Patent Office.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 7/1/2014 11:43:59 PM     (No. 9907808)

Well, after seeing the EPA and IRS getting away with what they´ve gotten away with the Patent Office figured they´d get in on the action.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 7/2/2014 12:12:35 AM     (No. 9907829)

Change the name to Red´s Kin... watch the liberals heads explode.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JonR, 7/2/2014 1:38:18 AM     (No. 9907852)

I wonder if the Patent Office has a SWAT team too...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: suejeanne, 7/2/2014 2:15:10 AM     (No. 9907860)

It seems that the Redskins team owner has eminently good grounds for appeal - overreaching, intrusive government wasting taxpayer funds, oppressing citizen by inflicting costs of litigation - seems for starters that the Redskins team owner could add on the costs he was forced to incur and make the government pay him back - also, how is it that the Patent Office could single out just one team - was it to "send a message" to all other teams with such names when they actually did not have grounds for doing so (no complaints) - maybe we should ask for the e-mails in the Patent Office to be examined -

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JediJerry, 7/2/2014 2:58:21 AM     (No. 9907866)

They could change the mascot from an Indian to a Redskin Potato, and have a large bowl of redskin potato salad on their helmets. The Washington Redskin Potatoes. Nice.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/2/2014 6:50:32 AM     (No. 9907910)

Back in March, the Patent Office said Washington Redskin Potatoes was disparaging because the product would be associated with the Washington Redskins.

I´m not kidding. This was on the ESPN website.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steveW, 7/2/2014 6:51:27 AM     (No. 9907912)

Redskins = racist slur!
Blackskins = racist slur!
Yellowskins = racist slur!
Whiteskins = white supremacy!

... try to follow the "progressive" logic there. Soon it will be "racist" just to speak at all.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Janjan, 7/2/2014 7:29:55 AM     (No. 9907945)

The Redskins owner made a brave (and correct) decision not to be bullied by Harry Reid, who by the way wouldn´t care two hoots about this in a non-election year, and suddenly the Patent Office drops their trademark protection? By now their hard drives have crashed and all of their emails have been destroyed. Another gross travesty of justice will be upheld.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: OhMy, 7/2/2014 9:35:25 AM     (No. 9908102)

No #5 they will attack with Apache helicopters!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/2/2014 10:12:53 AM     (No. 9908146)

#11, they already are.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 7/2/2014 11:09:03 AM     (No. 9908261)

Isn´t this the POTUS who said he was going to heal the (non-existent) racial strife in this country?

When no real racial crisis exists, victims must be created. If they are not, they cannot be used against the opposing Party. So, voila! We not only get exacerbated black-and-white racial tension, but now Native American tension (which seems to have been a scam).

And of course, viz the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling, we now have women as victims who actually believe the phony story that the ruling means that the GOP wants to take away their birth control. What woman with an iota of brains would believe that they are not free to get their own birth control products and devices any time, any place?

The Democrat Party revels in creating oppressed groups wherever they can. Gays, blacks, women, Indians, Muslims (never Jews or Christians), Palestinians, illegal immigrants, their own liberal media, unions, welfare queens and kings, polar bears, trees, Mother Earth, black voters, and Gitmo prisoners.

The only group left in America that doesn´t have victim status is Caucasians. And maybe Waziristanis.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: congar, 7/2/2014 11:20:41 AM     (No. 9908282)

This is simply a class example of taking political correctness to its meaningless conclusion. This is really only a tiny group of two politically correct dictators-in-training punishing a business enterprise of millions of dollars. So how good is a patent if two politically correct fascists can take it away from you at will?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 7/2/2014 11:37:13 AM     (No. 9908310)

(insert tomahawk chop here)

This is what happens when egotistical self-absorbed people are allowed to rule.

What a mess.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Analyn, 7/2/2014 12:25:55 PM     (No. 9908440)

Betcha if they changed their name to the Washington Crackers or even the Washington Honkies, you wouldn´t hear a peep from Obama and his sensitive pals.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 4justice, 7/2/2014 2:29:21 PM     (No. 9908632)

Well, maybe they can just change the mascot to someone who is sunburned!! Doh!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: kono, 7/2/2014 8:24:01 PM     (No. 9908946)

It seems some users actually think the Patent Office will be banning use of the team´s name.

No need for SWAT teams or Apache helicopters -- the gubm´nt simply won´t treat it as copyright infringement if knockoffs want to sell their own line of Redskins logo merchandise. The PC thugs are betting that if it threatens to eat into Snyder´s profits, he´ll change the name.

But collectors and memorabilia investors will still represent a pretty hefty market for authentic team merchandise, much of which (esp. the jersey) bears other trademarked items (e.g. the NFL logo). I wonder if the impact of dropping protection for the team´s name will be as significant as the Redskins-haters are hoping.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: cjohn2979, 7/2/2014 8:38:39 PM     (No. 9908954)

I wonder if any of these liberals find ´White House´ offensive?

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