More Redskins Articles

  • Oh good: Hillary weighs in on Washington Redskins controversy

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided this week to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins' supposedly "offensive" team name, the Hill reported.

  • Government involvement in un-naming the Redskins is 'patently' dangerous

    Now that the federal government via the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is officially -- and not just verbally -- inserting itself into the ongoing debate about the Washington Redskins' chosen mascot name and emblems, a decent respect for the opinions of sports fans, moral busybodies, and...

  • Patent Office quandary: No to 'Redskins,' yes to 'Crazy Bitch'?

    Law professor Jonathan Turley questions the U.S. Patent Office's decision to rescind trademark protection for the Washington Redskins.

  • The Redskins brouhaha has nothing to do with Native Americans

    Do you think leftists are the slightest bit troubled by the public's overwhelming opposition to their crusade to force the Washington Redskins to change their name? That was rhetorical; I give you more credit.

  • Examiner Editorial: Redskins' Dan Snyder should tell the PC bullies to shove it

    There may be hope that common sense and courage are making a comeback in the nation's capital. How else to explain the appearance of this statement in the Washington Post: “For some people, the word 'Redskins' has lost all of its vicious old meaning and represents their beloved Sonny Jurgensen...

  • 'Zero' thought given to changing Redskins name, team's lawyer says

    Redskins attorney Bob Raskopf said that no thought has been given to changing the professional football team's name in the wake of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision Wednesday to revoke six trademarks to the team's name and logo. The USPTO ruled that the team's name disparaged...

  • Redskins defy trademark ruling, say they'll defend name

    In a defiant statement issued Wednesday, the Washington Redskins said the team would appeal the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's decision to revoke the trademark to the team's name and logo on the grounds that they are offensive to Native Americans. The professional football team added that...

  • Patent Office declares 'Redskins' offensive, revokes team's trademarks

    More than 80 years after Washington's professional football team first adopted the name, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has declared the term "Redskins" offensive and revoked the trademark. "[W]e decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled...

  • Redskins lose trademark, Harry Reid says team will be 'forced' to change name

    In what some see as the first step to forcing the Washington Redskins football team to change their name, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday cancelled six federal trademarks of the team name because it's “disparaging” to Native Americans. “Petitioners have shown by a...

  • Harry Reid: Redskins have to change name now

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., praised the U.S. Patent Office for canceling the Redskins trademark and said team owner Daniel Snyder will have little choice now but to drop the name.

  • Trademark board rules against Redskins name

    The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.



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