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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    That would require bringing a lawsuit againist the 5 native Americans who brought the suit to the patent office.
    Why? The US Patent Office took the action which harms the team, not the Native Americans. The lawsuit will be against the US Government, as it should be.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    That would require bringing a lawsuit againist the 5 native Americans who brought the suit to the patent office.
    I don't believe this is correct since it is the patent office that made the decision and not the 5 Native Americans.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    There is a beer available called "Easy Blonde". As a blonde, it offends me. I think I'll call the patent office and tell them that my feelings are hurt.
    I'm not blonde, but I'm easy. I'm not cheap, but easy.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Which was a direct attack by the federal government on the ability of this company to make money, just because they don't like the name, but broke no laws.

    Who's next?

    Coke, which is named after a drug, but isn't a violation of law?

    Walmart, because they don't like how much they pay their employees, even though they're not breaking any laws?

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    What about the 5 Native Americans who brought the original suit? Should they have just remained silent?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    This is exactly correct. They have been talking about this on ESPN radio and the merchandizing losses here will be huge.

    It really begs the question of how incompetent... maybe that's not the correct term... how ARROGANT are the people who decide these things? Don't they realize that they will be sued and they are dead ducks in the courtroom?

    Mind boggling.
    Do you really think "the government" cares if they win or lose? They work with unlimited funds. They don't give a damn. They'll spend the team broke. And spend US broke in the process. And if the team wins punitive damages? We'll lose again. This is jack-boot control of private enterprise. It is scary.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    What about the 5 Native Americans who brought the original suit? Should they have just remained silent?
    Not at all. Just ignored on the basis of merit, but followed by a flick of a $10 chip, and a pull on the handle of the slot machine, in recognition of all the Indians have done for the US.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    There is a beer available called "Easy Blonde". As a blonde, it offends me. I think I'll call the patent office and tell them that my feelings are hurt.
    Fat Bastard wine! The list is probably endless. Ridiculous.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    What about the 5 Native Americans who brought the original suit? Should they have just remained silent?
    That's a good point.

    No. They shouldn't have. However, the US Patent Office made a major mistake here. The Native Americans could have, and should have, gone to court to get an injunction to remove the name; but they didn't, they went to the Patent Office to play the political card rather than the legal card. This was purely political interference and manipulation of a government agency and federal law to harm the profitability of a private company simply for the purposes of advancing political correctness. This may actually make it to the SCOTUS before its over, and for the life of me, I can't even see how any of the liberal justices can justify this action as Constitutional.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Fat Bastard wine! The list is probably endless. Ridiculous.
    If I was fat and the product of a single mother, I'd be pissed at that.



    This has opened a can of worms that I think - hope - the government will regret.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    If you want to win the battle over a team name considered offensive, this is not the way to do it.

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