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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

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    This is just now being announced, so there isn't much out there yet:
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Maybe Snyder should have considered changing the name if he wanted to avoid financial heartache.
    Kind of like how Chick Fil-A should reconsider their stance on gay marriage if they want to do business in Chicago?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    I'm sure Snyder will win this. My guess is that there is some stipulation that the Patent office can't renew the trademark as long as there is a pending lawsuit.
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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?
    Yea they should. If they have time and energy to put into this. Why not put that time and energy into helping their people in a meaningful way.
    Lets just say that all indian mascot names are eradicated.
    Does that make their lives better? Does that pull many out of alcoholism, depression, poverty?

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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?
    In a word... Yes. The US Patent Office is not a court.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    I feel that the US government just got itself a HUGE civil lawsuit from the owners of the Washington Redskins. I'm not a patent attorney, but I feel sure that 'not hurting someone's feelings' aren't mentioned in the requirements for a trademark.
    In reality all they would need to show is a group which is disparaged over it and I'm sure they can line up people for that even if it is a small few. They would lose a lawsuit like this, especially with the government backing up the Patent Office.

    It's an abuse of government power IMO in this case.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Maybe Snyder should have considered changing the name if he wanted to avoid financial heartache.
    The man is a billionaire a few times over. I don't think its about money with him.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

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    I'm too blonde to comprehend those big words.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    Kind of like how Chick Fil-A should reconsider their stance on gay marriage if they want to do business in Chicago?
    The Washington redskins have a range of other names they could use.

    For example, they could have changed the name to the medicine men.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Maybe Snyder should have considered changing the name if he wanted to avoid financial heartache.
    Good point; however, I seriously doubt this was about money, and about liberty and the ability to be free from interference in commerce.

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