Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled by US Patent Office Saying the Name is Disparaging

Favorite
Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled by US Patent Office Saying the Name is Disparaging
- -

"The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board agreed with our clients that the team's name and trademarks disparage Native Americans. The Board ruled that the Trademark Office should never have registered these trademarks in the first place," Jesse Witten, the plaintiffs' lead attorney, said in a press release. "We presented a wide variety of evidence – including dictionary definitions and other reference works, newspaper clippings, movie clips, scholarly articles, expert linguist testimony, and evidence of the historic opposition by Native American groups – to demonstrate that the word 'redskin' is an ethnic slur."
The team will appeal the case, according to a statement from its attorney, and it will be able to keep its trademark protection during appeal. Further, losing the trademark would not force the team to change its name.
Here's one suggestion:

The Final US Substitution Is Used

Favorite
- -

THE WORLD CUP BEGINS! GO USMNT!!!

Favorite
THE WORLD CUP BEGINS! GO USMNT!!!
- -

So it begins, the world's game has come to Brazil and it's time for the USA to take 23 incredible soccer players and put them to the test.

The festivities start today as Brazil plays Croatia, but the USA will be in action on Monday against Ghana. Be sure to stay tuned to Americana as we cover each of the USA's games and other highlights from around the World Cup.

Be sure to check Espanol as well for even more World Cup action!