Washington Redskins to Defend Name at Carlyle Courthouse

by Lee Hernly, Editor
Eastern District of Virginia Courthouse in Alexandria

If you see media trucks around the Carlyle Courthouse today and over the next several weeks, this would be why.

Via WaPo

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.

Read more at this link.

(H/T Pat)

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