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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Today in Trademark Law

The United States Patent Office cancelled the Washington Redskins’ name trademark registrations today on the grounds that the team’s name is disparaging to Native Americans.

For those interested in examining the legal aspects of this case, the decision to cancel these six trademarks is Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., Cancellation Number 92046185.  The trademark was found to be in violation of 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a).

For those interested in researching trademark law generally, the following resources may be useful:

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