Judge Revives Redskins Trademark Challenge

Law360, New York (July 17, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C. appeals court has revived a trademark challenge to the name and logo of the Washington Redskins by Native American groups, who want the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to cancel the team’s trademark as racially offensive.

In a ruling issued on Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia sent the trademark challenge back to U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

In October 2003, Kollar-Kotelly ruled that the seven plaintiffs had no standing to complain because they did not formally object...
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