Federal Court Cancels Washington D.C. NFL Team’s Disparaging Trademarks

Things on the field have been pretty bad for Washington D.C.’s NFL team the past few years. Things off the field have been worse. In June 2014, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) ruled that six federal registrations for the “Redskins” trademarks must be cancelled after finding that the term was disparaging of Native Americans. Today, the team’s losing […]

The Role FIFA’s Trademarks Played in FIFA President’s Resignation

The big bucks brands spend to use FIFA’s trademarks likely impacted Sepp Blatter’s decision to resign. A week ago today (on May 27), United States prosecutors issued an indictment accusing nine FIFA officials and five other executives of racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering, and other charges relating to more than $150 million in bribes. Simultaneously, Swiss […]