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USPTO Again Cancels Washington NFL Team Trademark Registrations

The US Patent and Trademark Office has once again cancelled the federal registration of the Washington NFL team’s name and related trademarks. In Blackhorse v. Pro Football, the agency found for the second time that the term “Redskin” is disparaging … Continue reading

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Wash. Post Columnist Robert McCartney Echoes IP Clinic Students’ Criticisms of Poll

Wash. Post Columnist Robert McCartney Echoes IP Clinic Students’ Criticisms of Poll In a column published in February, Post Local columnist Robert McCartney calls for a new poll to discern the opinions of Native Americans regarding the Washington NFL team’s … Continue reading

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Washington Football Team Doubles Down On Junk Opinion “Data”

A press release went out today from the Washington pro football team touting “unprompted” email from “almost 200 people who identified themselves as Native Americans or as family members of Native Americans” who support use of the R-word as the team … Continue reading

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11 Reasons to Ignore the 10-Year-Old Annenberg Survey About the Washington Football Team’s Offensive Name

Prepared by Natasha Dhillon, Justin Hemmings, Maggie Scales, and William Stanley, Student Attorneys Yesterday afternoon, Washington College of Law’s Sports & Entertainment Law Society held its first annual Sports Law Symposium featuring a panel discussion of the debate around whether … Continue reading

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