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Redkins Yesterday. Redskins Today. Redskins Forever.
Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:07pm
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The Washington Redskins are not likely to lose their legal ability to use their controversial name over trademark issues following Monday's ruling from the Supreme Court.

The case is pretty fascinating: an Asian-American rock band named "The Slants" had been denied a trademark in 2011 by the United States Patent Office because the name of the band was considered disparaging and violated the 1946 Lanham Trademark Act, which did not allow trademarks that "may disparage . . . persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute" to be registered.

The band sued, and for the past seven years has been waiting on a decision. The Supreme Court issued that decision Monday, with Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. basically saying that disparagement is subjective.

"That is viewpoint discrimination in the sense relevant here: Giving offense is a viewpoint," Alito wrote, according to the Washington Post. Additionally, Alito said that refusing a trademark based on someone taking offense cuts directly against the First Amendment. "Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend," Alito wrote.

This is big news for the Redskins because the United States Patent Office, which handles the registration of trademarks and patents, has previously canceled the Redskins trademark of the name. Additionally, a federal judge ordered the cancellation of the Redskins name a year later.

However, the Redskins wouldn't lose the trademark until they had exhausted their appeals -- the Supreme Court has basically said with this ruling that it would side with the Redskins in their case.


Full article: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/supreme-court-ruling-on-disparaging-trademarks...

Score one for the good guys! Smiley
  


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Reply #1 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:20pm
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Next they will want to take away the "Packers" name.  Think about it. Wink Wink Wink Shocked
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:24pm
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Jasmine wrote on Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:07pm:
From CBSsports.com:


Full article: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/supreme-court-ruling-on-disparaging-trademarks...

Score one for the good guys! Smiley

I heard this on the car raido tody (aobut the "Slants" verdict)  I, too, immediately thought of the Red Skins!  Too Bad schools all over the country have changed their teams names and mascots, out of fear of the Loony Left's Lawyers and Judges!
  

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Reply #3 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:26pm
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Abe wrote on Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:20pm:
Next they will want to take away the "Packers" name.  Think about it. Wink Wink Wink Shocked

In 2000, PETA tried to do just that. Check this out:

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An animal rights group wants a new name for the Green Bay Packers, but team president Bob Harlan says no way.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Monday in a letter to Harlan that the name promotes violence and bloodshed because it refers to meatpackers, or those who work in slaughterhouses.

The letter from PETA vegetarian campaign coordinator Bruce Friedrich suggests making the team the Green Bay "Pickers," referring to picking fruits, vegetables and other crops, or possibly the Green Bay "Six-Packers," referring to the state's brewing history.


These liberal groups are such pussies.
  


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Reply #4 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:33pm
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Jasmine wrote on Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:26pm:
In 2000, PETA tried to do just that. Check this out:


These liberal groups are such pussies.


That's amazing. I was actually thinking something else. Probably start a controversy if I post it so I'll leave it there. Wink
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:38pm
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Walking in a Wally Wonderland wrote on Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:24pm:
I heard this on the car raido tody (aobut the "Slants" verdict)  I, too, immediately thought of the Red Skins!  Too Bad schools all over the country have changed their teams names and mascots, out of fear of the Loony Left's Lawyers and Judges!

Yep. This is good news all around. Smiley
  


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Abe wrote on Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:33pm:
That's amazing. I was actually thinking something else. Probably start a controversy if I post it so I'll leave it there. Wink


I have a pretty good idea where you were going with that.   Smiley  Grin

  

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PeterR wrote on Jun 19th, 2017 at 5:13pm:
I have a pretty good idea where you were going with that.   Smiley  Grin



I'm betting that you do.  Wink
  
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Reply #9 - Jun 19th, 2017 at 5:17pm
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Jasmine wrote on Jun 19th, 2017 at 4:07pm:
From CBSsports.com:


Full article: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/supreme-court-ruling-on-disparaging-trademarks...

Score one for the good guys! Smiley


I learned this from south park. That the only team they can use. The say "Broncos" but the symbol is different. Cartman started a company called "The Washington Redskins" the symbol was dead on.
  

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