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Indians Sacking 'Wahoo' Logo Puts Squeeze On Redskins

Law360, New York (January 30, 2018, 9:31 PM EST) -- The Cleveland Indians’ decision to stop using the "Chief Wahoo” logo on uniforms next year shows the power of social pressure to curb use of a controversial trademark and dials up the heat on Washington’s NFL team to abandon its "Redskins" marks despite recent legal wins backing their use.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday that the Indians franchise, at his urging, would quit using its "Chief Wahoo" logo on team uniforms starting in 2019. Manfred said the logo, which is a cartoon of a grinning, red-skinned man wearing a feather, is “no longer appropriate for on-field use” in...

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