Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

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  1. chapped

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    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 will continue to treat the patents as though they are valid while the team appeals the decision. The team has two months to do that, and the whole process could take years.


    http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/18/news/companies/patent-office-redskins/index.html?hpt=hp_t2



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    Another casualty of insane political correctness that's going to destroy this country.
     
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    The patent office isn't granting trademarks to the Redskins after they have done so without any issue for years?

    Psshhh...what a bunch of Indian givers...
     
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    I think the US Armed Services should go first.
     
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    [​IMG]Next?
     
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    Now everyone can use the Redskins image without worrying about trademark infringement.
     
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    is Dodge gonna have to stop calling it a tranny?
     
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    thats the face i see when i think of this crap
     
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    I couldn't care less about the Redskins, but we are so fucked. The country is imploding and this is the only thing the government can get done.

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    So I guess Mickey will be public domain shortly, right?

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    And Bugs?

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    its less about PC and more about
    casino money

    ironic if the native americans start acting like Palenstines and the mob makes millions off them like Airafat did
     
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    Those have been long banned from TV. The Barney and Droopy show had some of the best stuff.

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    I don't know enough about this issue to say which way I fall one way or another, but it's insane that the Patent Office can unilaterally and retroactively deny a trademark on the grounds that it's 'offensive' - yet there is no hearing, or trial to mete out the facts in the case.

    So does this mean a group of prudes can lobby the Patent Office to get them to disregard Hustler's or Playboy's trademark?

    This is fucking insane.
     
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    Come to think of it, The Giants is offensive to us puny people... makes me feel insignificant and affects my self-esteem.:nocheer:
     
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    Ricdic is filing a complaint in Miami right now:

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    Aunt Jemima is shaking is her house coat.
     
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    Looks like the Patent Office just went off the reservation.

    Is a trademark the same as a copyright? If you don't have to worry about a trademark, then you copy their name and logo and create millions of cheap hats without paying a licensing fee. Now more people will be wearing Redskin apparel.
     
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    another outrageous abuse of power by this lawless Administration and the fascistic worker bees that do their bidding. persuade, yes, but you will not force or coerce Snyder to change the name if you don't get your way.