If you see media trucks around the Carlyle Courthouse today and over the next several weeks, this would be why.
The Washington Redskins filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, seeking to overturn a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision that canceled the team’s trademark registration because it considers the name and logo disparaging.
The Redskins are suing five Native Americans who won the headline-making patent case on June 18, providing them with a largely symbolic victory in their fight to force the team to change its name.
By suing in federal district court, the Redskins are asking for a chance to defend their name, which they contend celebrates Native Americans.
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