Redskins Win Appeal Over Allegedly Disparaging Marks

Law360, New York (May 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court panel has upheld a ruling that will allow the Washington Redskins professional football team to continue using six trademarks that allegedly disparage American Indians.

In an opinion issued Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed that the plaintiff in the case had waited too long before petitioning to cancel the trademarks, and that his claim was therefore barred by laches.

“Reviewing the district court’s analysis of prejudice in light of its considerable discretion, we see no...
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