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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    There is no gvt overreach. They simply cancelled the registration. Think of it like a personalized license plate that no longer passes muster.
    Hi Calamity, I have no idea what the personalized license plate comment means. Please explain.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    That's what bothers me as well. I tried to say that to PoweRob last night but he thinks everyone is pissed at the 5 people who complained. They are irrelevant. The government overreach isn't.
    Sadly we will have to await the outcome of the trail to determine if this government overreach will be checked. I'm somewhat cynical about the outcome, placing very little faith in our courts system and even less in Washington DC, these days.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    There is no gvt overreach. They simply cancelled the registration. Think of it like a personalized license plate that no longer passes muster.
    not quite the same.

    The NFL Redskins sell items with the name and logo.
    license plates, not so much.

    If you own a business and had your trademark for 47 years and today had the trademark taken away, how would you react?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    That's what bothers me as well. I tried to say that to PoweRob last night but he thinks everyone is pissed at the 5 people who complained. They are irrelevant. The government overreach isn't.
    Precisely correct.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    So, we can name a team the San Fransico Coolies in honor of the Chinese immigrants who arrived there in the 19th century?
    I didn't even know a Coolies was a Chinese immigrant. I think Coolies sounds like a cool a team name. C'mon Coolies! I could route for them.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Sports teams, whether school or pro, historically name their teams for something which is considered tough, strong, and able to fight. Teams using names such as redskins, warriors, or any other name which symbolizes Native Americans of old, is not an insult to them, but rather an observation that they are believed to have been mighty foes. I find it hard to believe that this is even an issue at all.
    This point has always bugged me regarding this debate. You're right, nobody names a team with negative attributes in mind. When is the last time you saw the Seattle Sissies? Or, the Louisville Losers?

    Ok, there is the US Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, but consider the source.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    One more instance of communism creeping into government, at its best...make that worst. This GD country is doomed.
    Liberalismódividing up the EARNED wealth of honest, hard working and ingenious AMERICANS and giving it to the leeches who would rather waste their worthless lives living off the government teat.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    LOL.

    Yea? Well I throw a red card of BS to you on your claim. For example, why don't you run your "No PC Police" fantasy by the good folks at Mozilla who fired Brendan Eich for exercising his rights as a US Citizen
    In a free society, people have the right to disagree. What you are complaining about is that you don't want anyone to disagree with you and if they do disagree with you then you want to shut them down with the whole, "it's the PC Police" bull crap. People disagree all the time. Get over it. You are not a victim.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    This point has always bugged me regarding this debate. You're right, nobody names a team with negative attributes in mind. When is the last time you saw the Seattle Sissies? Or, the Louisville Losers?

    Ok, there is the US Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, but consider the source.
    The California State Long Beach Baseball team is the Dirtbags. Seriously. I guess in little league around Long Beach, kids dream of being a Dirtbag one day.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    You seem to be OK with this whole deal.

    Is it OK for a government office to destroy a businesses financial future like this?
    I really don't have a dog in this fight and my point has been that these folks have a right to make their claim against the team, the patent office has a right to hear and act or not act on these peoples' grievance and the team has the right to appeal. Nothing new here under the sun.

    Just watching all these other people in here also with no dog in the fight take it all personal to the point where this thread has eclipsed most other threads in size is comical to me.

    Not to mention that I'm rather sure pretty much very little if anyone has actually read the case. Just the biased stories that they like to read about the case. Stories written in a fashion that shores up their outrage they seem to so desperately need.
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    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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