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'Disparaging' Redskins team trademarks cancelled
2014-07-10
 

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'Disparaging' Redskins team trademarks cancelled

2014-07-10

The US Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled the Washington Redskins trademarks, finding the football team's name disparages Native Americans.

The case was filed on behalf of five Native Americans who argued the trademarked team name was offensive.

Members of the US Congress and many in the US sport media have called for the team's name to be changed.

But owner Daniel Snyder has refused, saying it honours Native Americans. The team says it will appeal.

 

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