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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 streak continued as a federal court judge affirmed that ruling. This is a huge victory for those opposed to the trademarks. Here’s why. Similar to last year, in 1999, the TTAB cancelled the “Redskins” trademarks. But unlike what happened today, when D.C.’s NFL team appealed […]

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