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    Patent office didn't receive single public complaint before stripping Redskins trdmrk

    How about this... The public didn't complain about the name at all, but the government decided to act in the name of political correctness to fix a problen that didn't even exist... Good Lord...


    Patent office didn’t receive a single public complaint before stripping Redskins trademark
    By Jim McElhattonThe Washington Times
    Tuesday, July 1, 2014


    The recent decision by an obscure administrative law board to cancel the Washington Redskins‘ trademark registrations came despite the fact the agency hadn’t received a single letter from a member of the public complaining about the team’s name, records show.

    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which is part of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ruled last month that the name was disparaging to American Indians. The team is appealing that decision.

    Politicians, including President Obama, have waded into the team name controversy, with many saying the team should change its name. But despite widespread media attention and a legal fight that goes back more than a decade, the USPTO recently acknowledged there’s hardly been an avalanche of public complaints filed with the agency.

    In fact, the agency doesn’t have any record of correspondence from the public about the Redskins‘ name — expressing sentiments one way or another — prior to the board’s June 18 ruling.
    Redskins name drew no public complaints, patent office reveals - Washington Times

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    Re: Patent office didn't receive single public complaint before stripping Redskins tr

    interesting....

    if no public complaints occurred, i wonder who made the decision to pull the plug?...Penny Pritzker?

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    Re: Patent office didn't receive single public complaint before stripping Redskins tr

    It's a vast left wing conspiracy.


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    Re: Patent office didn't receive single public complaint before stripping Redskins tr

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's a vast left wing conspiracy.
    Do tell. If no complaint were received, what would you call such overreach?
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    Re: Patent office didn't receive single public complaint before stripping Redskins tr

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's a vast left wing conspiracy.
    It never seizes to amaze me, how so many on the left employ the same deflection tactics when responding to threads that portray their ideology negatively, and can't seem to bring themselves to address the facts.

    I suppose achieving denial through distraction is an important, if not necessary ideological skill to master.

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    Re: Patent office didn't receive single public complaint before stripping Redskins tr

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    It never seizes to amaze me, how so many on the left employ the same deflection tactics when responding to threads that portray their ideology negatively, and can't seem to bring themselves to address the facts.

    I suppose achieving denial through distraction is an important, if not necessary ideological skill to master.
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    Re: Patent office didn't receive single public complaint before stripping Redskins tr

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    How about this... The public didn't complain about the name at all, but the government decided to act in the name of political correctness to fix a problen that didn't even exist... Good Lord...




    Redskins name drew no public complaints, patent office reveals - Washington Times
    I'm not at all surprised. The only ones who were offended by it were the partisans on here and elsewhere, and Harry Reid.

    God bless America.

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    Re: Patent office didn't receive single public complaint before stripping Redskins tr

    I'd like the most transparent regime ever to tell us who initiated this action so they could be fired. As one who is part Indian I'm offended my heritage might be removed from recognition in the NFL.

    Just because I don't root for the redskins doesn't mean I want my heritage disparaged by removing this name from it's 80 year tradition.

    Now go Raiders! Yes I had a pirate heritage too!

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    Re: Patent office didn't receive single public complaint before stripping Redskins tr

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    I'd like the most transparent regime ever to tell us who initiated this action so they could be fired. As one who is part Indian I'm offended my heritage might be removed from recognition in the NFL.

    Just because I don't root for the redskins doesn't mean I want my heritage disparaged by removing this name from it's 80 year tradition.

    Now go Raiders! Yes I had a pirate heritage too!
    Oh? Really? Well that settles it, then. That one guy on the internet said he wants to keep the name! Call it off guys!
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Patent office didn't receive single public complaint before stripping Redskins tr

    It's the overreach that is concerning. Next overreach may not be one of which you personally approve/are willing to overlook.

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