Friday, May 15, 2009

Court Rules That Redskins Can Keep Their Trademark

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Washington Redskins keeping their trademark. The appeals is just another part of a battle between the NFL team and a group of Native Americans that began in 1992.

The Redskins' defense is basically that they've spent gazillions of dollars on their trademark and would lose a ton of money if they were forced to change.

The judge made no mention about the use of the "Redskins" name or anything about using Native Americans as trademarks. The judge did say that the plaintiffs waited too long to file the challenge against the trademark that was issued in 1967. The plaintiffs have another case pending.

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