U.S. Patent Office cancels trademarks of NFL's Redskins
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled trademarks of the National Football League's Washington Redskins because they disparage Native Americans, the agency said on Wednesday.
The 2-1 decision by a Patent Office administrative tribunal followed decades of criticism of the Washington club by Native Americans and others who say the name is a slur. The club said it would appeal the ruling.
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