Thursday, March 7, 2013
Why don't we just change their name to the Washington Foreskins?
Fight on: battle over Washington Redskins name goes before Federal Board
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The long-running battle over the Washington Redskins name gets a restart Thursday, when a group of Native Americans goes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to argue that the franchise should lose their federal trademark protection, based on a law that prohibits registered names that disparaging, scandalous, contemptuous or disreputable.
The board is headed by Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard F. Rogers.
As someone who has spent nearly a third of her life fighting the Redskins nickname, Suzan Shown Harjo had a good laugh when asked about the team’s latest line of defense.
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