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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    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

    Not a fan of this idea. I have however long thought that the name is offensive. I am laughing that it happened to that little prick Daniel Snyder.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    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.
    Very astute observation!

    Spending a few million dollars of taxpayer money on legal fees and then having to cough up a few tens of million in damages probably doesn't even get discussed as a potential negative when they weigh the pros and cons of a decision like this. They get to intimidate and then they get to unleash the propaganda machine while all of this is playing out in court. Very good insight to how this administration does it's day to day business.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    What about Redman chewing tobacco and Redman the rapper? Do they lose their trademarks too?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    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.
    So the government is at fault for siding with the native Americans?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    I remember watching an episode of Casper as a child. The bully ghosts were scaring people, and then along came an Indian (or maybe it was an Indian statue). The presence of an Indian terrified the ghosts into retreat. The Indian was the scarier monster.

    Not really relevant to this conversation, just a personal experience with Native American stereotypes.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Hear, hear... words of wisdom, people. Read and absorb.
    I'm too blonde to comprehend those big words.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    So the government is at fault for siding with the native Americans?
    Yes. WTF don't you get about that??

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    So the government is at fault for siding with the native Americans?
    They are at fault for improperly executing the patent process.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    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.
    Maybe Snyder should have considered changing the name if he wanted to avoid financial heartache.
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