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'Skins Have Trademark Cancelled by U.S. Patent Office.

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Posted: 6/18/2014 9:27 AM

'Skins Have Trademark Cancelled by U.S. Patent Office. 


Not good news for Danny boy and his team:

U.S. Patent office cancels Redskins trademark registration, says name is disparaging
BY THERESA VARGAS June 18 at 9:56 AM  

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has  canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration , calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.” The landmark case, which appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, was filed on behalf of five Native Americans. It was the second time such a case was filed. “This victory was a long time coming and reflects the hard work of many attorneys at our firm,” said lead attorney Jesse Witten, of Drinker Biddle & Reath. Federal trademark law does not permit registration of trademarks that “may disparage” individuals or groups or “bring them into contempt or disrepute.” The ruling pertains to six different trademarks associated with the team, each containing the word “Redskin.” “We are extraordinarily gratified to have prevailed in this case,” Alfred Putnam Jr., the chairman of Drinker Biddle & Reath, said. “The dedication and professionalism of our attorneys and the determination of our clients have resulted in a milestone victory that will serve as an historic precedent.”
                                                                                     
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Posted: 6/18/2014 9:30 AM

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Posted: 6/18/2014 9:40 AM

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Jerry Loves ya!!

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Posted: 6/18/2014 9:42 AM

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Siler1013 wrote: popcorn.gif
              Exactly.........popcorn.gif

Posted: 6/18/2014 9:44 AM

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HAIL TO THE FORESKINS
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Posted: 6/18/2014 9:47 AM

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How many pages will this go before it is either locked or moved to the thread boneyard that is the GDF?
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Posted: 6/18/2014 9:58 AM

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Man... in the age of Photoshop, can you imagine how much FUN we could have if Danny can't protect his trademark???

Think of the possibilities... oh baby!!

MAKE ME A JERSEY!!!!

ZACH MINTER IS GOD

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Posted: 6/18/2014 10:03 AM

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Oh thats a biggie...yea they have to change it now. No choice really.


Is That You John Wayne? Is This Me?

 
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Posted: 6/18/2014 10:04 AM

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They can still use it, so can everyone else.



Posted: 6/18/2014 10:06 AM

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ENDLESS possibilities
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Posted: 6/18/2014 10:08 AM

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Not this sh*t again.

silverandblueblitz2[1] 

 
 
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Posted: 6/18/2014 10:14 AM

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CommonCents wrote: Oh thats a biggie...yea they have to change it now. No choice really.
Well, they don't have to. It would probably be in their best interest though, as far as things are concerned financially.
                                                                                     
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Posted: 6/18/2014 10:22 AM

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This is awesome. Now any bootlegger can make Redskins shirts and they can't do ish about it.

Posted: 6/18/2014 10:36 AM

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World falling apart fearless leader playing golf and the compassion and tolerant bleeding hearts are worried by a name...lol
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Posted: 6/18/2014 10:40 AM

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

The U.S. Patent Office has canceled trademarks belonging to the Redskins football team, saying they are offensive to Native Americans.

In a decision released Wednesday, the office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that "these registrations must be canceled because they were disparaging to Native Americans."

The Patent Office said it would not enforce the ruling, pending an appeal by the team.

The decision, if upheld, would make it harder for the team to claim ownership of its brand. If it wants to go to court against a counterfeiter making T-shirts with the team's logo, for instance, it will be harder to show that the organizations owns the brand. The team will have to illustrate that they have always used the logos, rather than relying official trademark registrations

Last edited 6/18/2014 10:41 AM by Hawkeye760

Posted: 6/18/2014 10:45 AM

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steve3 wrote: World falling apart fearless leader playing golf and the compassion and tolerant bleeding hearts are worried by a name...lol
Yeah I think Bush Jr still holds the record for most vacation days..lol..And he didn't receive half the hatred or sabotaging the current Pres does..lol...

Last edited 6/18/2014 10:46 AM by 2tallJones

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Posted: 6/18/2014 10:58 AM

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steve3 wrote:
2tallJones wrote:
steve3 wrote: World falling apart fearless leader playing golf and the compassion and tolerant bleeding hearts are worried by a name...lol
Yeah I think Bush Jr still holds the record for most vacation days..lol..And he didn't receive half the hatred or sabotaging the current Pres does..lol...
Go down the list and see what record the fearless leader has acquired....I'm very surprised he is not impeached but everyone is scared to take this where it needs to go...I think this group in office has far surpassed Bush with spending for vacations...Muchella and the rest travel and spend millions while most people have to count pennies
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Stay on topic. Obama has jack to do with the Skins.
                                                                                     

Last edited 6/18/2014 10:59 AM by LeVarBurton

Posted: 6/18/2014 11:06 AM

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The case will go to court.  There's a good chance it will go al the way to the Supreme Court.  If it makes it that far, the track record of the Roberts Court on 1st Amendment issues makes me strongly suspect they will overturn the Patent Office decision.
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Posted: 6/18/2014 11:06 AM

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L O L 

That's all.
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Posted: 6/18/2014 11:10 AM

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steve3 wrote:
LeVarBurton wrote:
steve3 wrote:
2tallJones wrote:
steve3 wrote: World falling apart fearless leader playing golf and the compassion and tolerant bleeding hearts are worried by a name...lol
Yeah I think Bush Jr still holds the record for most vacation days..lol..And he didn't receive half the hatred or sabotaging the current Pres does..lol...
Go down the list and see what record the fearless leader has acquired....I'm very surprised he is not impeached but everyone is scared to take this where it needs to go...I think this group in office has far surpassed Bush with spending for vacations...Muchella and the rest travel and spend millions while most people have to count pennies
doh.gif

Stay on topic. Obama has jack to do with the Skins.
I'm not so sure he does not have something to say about this...he's in everyone's business..the world monitor...lol
Just go away.
                                                                                     
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