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Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks
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POSTED: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 9:51am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:40pm

The U.S. Patent Office has canceled trademarks belonging to the Redskins football team, saying they are offensive to Native Americans.

 In a decision released Wednesday, the office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that the "that these registrations must be canceled because they were disparaging to Native Americans."

The board also said it lacked the authority to prevent the team from continuing to use the trademarks. The decision came in response to a suit brought by what the board called "five Native Americans." 

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The most stupid thing I ever heard of guess they will cancel all pictures of our President next. Oh yes don't show Putin either.

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