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 sports writers won't use it in their stories. Bob Costas called it an "insult" and...

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