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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So nobody was being oppressed by the name, nobody was losing any rights because of the name, this was all just....emotion.

    Do you have a poll that shows the majority of Native Americans are offended by the name?
    You've obviously never been marginalized and alienated.

    9 out of 10 people enjoy gang rape. Do you have a poll that says otherwise?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Trademark registry deals with words...of course they are empowered to make decisions on speech. Besides, they did not say Snyder can't us the word. They said he can no longer register it. You really need to study up on the actual meaning of "free speech."

    BTW, trademark registration has a long list of rules for which words can and cannot be registered.
    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/840z57sGCyU/0.jpg
    So they have a rule that reads: "Whenever we feel like it"?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So the name isn't offensive, just the picture of the Indian with the feather and white paint?
    No. Braves, Indians, Seminoles, Hawks...are all OK sans the offensive caricatures, but Redskins is a racial slur.

    Does this mean we will never see this image used again, or anything even remotely similar? I'm sure the Patent Office and every branch of the US government are going to prohibit the image of a man, obviously a Native American, with a feather on his head and white war paint. Is that right?
    Anyone can use it. It can't be registered. Big difference.

    Those images will be striken from all school books (they're in there now by the way, I have 3 kids and know this)?
    No manufacturer of Thanksgiving decorations will be allowed to use that kind of rendering?
    No more Halloween costumes that even slightly resemble that?

    Is that what we can expect from the government?
    Again. Anyone can use any image they want. However, trademarking it, legally registering it, is no longer being allowed.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

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    But, that pesky ol' 1st Amendment is still there!
    What are the first five words of that Amendment?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    So they have a rule that reads: "Whenever we feel like it"?
    Is that what the website said?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Read the first amendment. It's kind of obvious.
    What are the first five words?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Trademark registry deals with words...of course they are empowered to make decisions on speech. Besides, they did not say Snyder can't us the word. They said he can no longer register it. You really need to study up on the actual meaning of "free speech."

    BTW, trademark registration has a long list of rules for which words can and cannot be registered.
    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/840z57sGCyU/0.jpg
    No, they can't decide what's offensive and what isn't.

    I think we should bombard the patent office with applications for logos using, "nigger, spick, gook, beaner, kike, dego, fag, bitch and/or mackeral smacker" and watch their heads explode.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The trademark was already registered.
    Well, now it's been cancelled.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    You've obviously never been marginalized and alienated.

    9 out of 10 people enjoy gang rape. Do you have a poll that says otherwise?
    Do you have a poll or not? You're the one who keeps saying it offends them and marginalizes them. Link to a poll?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Where are they granted that authority specifically? Citation, please.
    They register trademark names. It was just a setup for that First Amendment argument I knew was coming.
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