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Patent office rejects attempt to trademark 'Redskins' name as too offensive

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An attempt to copyright the name "Redskins Hog Rinds" was rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the basis that "redskins" is an offensive term. The action follows President Obama's October comments that the term is offensive and his call for Washington's NFL team -- also called the Redskins -- to change its name. The attempt was made by a California trademark attorney. It is not...

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