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Navajo woman wins round in fight to block Redskins’ trademark

Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 5:00 am

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed June 18 with a Navajo woman’s claim that the Washington Redskins name is offensive to Native Americans, thus canceling the team’s right to trademark the name.

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  • JPMNTMAN posted at 12:23 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    JPMNTMAN Posts: 67

    Hey so just in case you need more teams to go after here are some others here in AZ. Red Mesa in Norhtern AZ Mascot:Redskins. St Johns AZ Mascot:Redskins Ft Thomas AZ Mascot:Apaches. San Carlos Mascot: Braves. Window Rock Mascot: Fighting Scouts Boboquivari Mascot: Warriors am sure the list could go on so feel free to explain why one team is offensive and yet others are ok. But lets look at Kansas City Mascot:Chiefs. Or Atlanta Mascot:Braves. Or how about the foot ball team from Dallas Mascot: Cowboys I mean hey that really offensive you know The Cowboys.

    Or is this one of those instances like where African American Rappers can use foul language to describe women and other terms for black people but when a white guy uses the same language that offensive. Cause if so is that still not the definition of racisim.

    Or is this like affirmative action. Where if you are one race or another you get preference points to go to college or get hired with the federal government.

    So Amanda please or anyone willing to argue this petty issue why go after certain teams and not others. Is it cause the listed schools above are all schools heavily populated by Native Americans. Is it okay for these school to refer to themselves using these terms but no one else can. So when St Johns come to town can I say we are playing the Redskins or is that wrong.

    If you please feel free to continue to push you petty law suit even further I feel having the Sun Devil looking like Satan as a mascot in Arizona wrong and offensive. I mean who want to go to a school that worships a mascot that looks like Satan. But hey I am sure most folks will just say I dont understand I never have been picked on so leave it alone.

  • eyelab1 posted at 3:07 pm on Wed, Jul 2, 2014.

    eyelab1 Posts: 54

    Its to bad that people are so insecure about who they are, if the Indians want to call there team white skins its ok with me, Or maybe they just want money, typical Indian, give me everything free, we were abused 200 years ago. poor pitiful me.

  • Retired Captain posted at 8:47 am on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    Retired Captain Posts: 645

    What a pathetic and disgusting display by this woman and by so many others. To see it quasi-glorified in the paper is equally as disgusting.

    All I see is another in a near endless line of exemplars of the continued destruction of Liberty in this 'once' republic.

    Ridiculous, both that the effort was made and that it is thus far successful.

    Get on with your lives and stay the #xo#&%@# out of other people's business.

    Nothing about such a name causes ANY actual harm or intrusion into your life, your liberty or your property and THAT should be the litmus test prior to any regulation, law or control of what others can freely do.

    Unacceptable, but a perfect illustration of the collectivist-ethic in action.

    And so the destruction of Liberty continues.......

  • JW posted at 8:59 am on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    JW Posts: 77

    Vegans are up next with scottsdales "fighting artichokes." Rediculous.

  • lday posted at 5:46 pm on Thu, Jul 3, 2014.

    lday Posts: 2

    Simply disgusting……...


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