Amid Redskins Uproar, Trademark Challenge Still Uncertain

Law360, New York (October 24, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT) -- The opposition to the Washington Redskins' team nickname has heated up recently in the court of public opinion, but attorneys say a parallel challenge in another kind of court — the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board — still faces a tough road ahead.

Although the controversy over the name of D.C.'s football team has been simmering for decades, it has been cranked to a rolling boil over the last month. President Barack Obama said he would “think about changing it” if he owned the team. Some...
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