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Coming soon: the NFL's D.C. Cabs?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Big Circus, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Patent and Trademark Office yanks the trademark for "Redskins."

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This is a win-win, because Snyder can keep the name as long as he doesn't care about making no money off it!
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    You would think this development would finally force Snyder's hand. But it won't.
  4. SEC Guy

    SEC Guy Member

    It seems like there have been several instances where the immediate reaction is, "Well, this changes everything." and then it doesn't.

    I have no idea if this ruling will have any impact or not.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    It will be a problem for the folks at NFL Properties, I suppose.
  6. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    This ruling is the first step in a long legal battle ahead. Snyder will appeal the decision, just as the team did in 1998 when the USPTO issued a similar ruling in the Harjo v. Pro-Football case. The USPTO decision then was overturned on a technicality, which has been resolved in this case, but the appeals weren't final until 2010.

    I doubt Snyder takes a different tack now than the team did then.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    They'll be knockoffs galore. The coveted and expensive NFL license
    will be watered down.

    Maybe Snyder should start a class action suit with
    Sterling against the social media court of opinion. It could be about billionare
    pro sports team owners being treated unfairly
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    But it's going to be a real pain in the ass for Goodell and everyone else to deal with this. That's an enormous difference from previous attempts.
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    You need the hard work of many attorneys to determine if a name/logo is disparaging?
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

  11. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Still waiting for a team to be called the Washington Truth. Here's another chance.
  12. SEC Guy

    SEC Guy Member

    Prediction on new name?
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