Washington Redskins Sue Over Trademark Cancellation
Law360, Los Angeles (August 14, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT) -- The Washington Redskins on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's cancellation of its trademark registration on grounds the name is disparaging to Native Americans, calling the agency's decision "replete with errors of fact and law" and unconstitutional.
The complaint, filed by Redskins owner Pro-Football Inc. in Virginia, claimed that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruling against the team violated the First and Fifth amendments of the U.S. Constitution. It urged the court to reverse the board's decision, declare that the word "Redskins" and the team's marks do not disparage Native Americans, and...
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