82 Years On, U.S. Patent Office Strips Washington Redskins of Their Trademarks
June 18, 2014 - 8:16 am
Even the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is politicized.
In a major blow to the Washington Redskins, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six federal trademarks of the Washington Redskins team name because it was found to be “disparaging” to Native Americans.
“We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered,” the patent office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board wrote in a 2-1 decision.
The Redskins, though, can appeal the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., or file a civil action in district court. The trademark office faced a similar case brought against the team in 1992, when, despite ruling in favor of that Native American group in 2008, the board’s decision was eventually thrown out in court on an appeal.
So, in the left’s worldview, the Redskins’ trademark has been ruled on in court and that’s the last word. Except when it’s not.
But shut up about Obamacare, because the courts have ruled…
The Redskins could win again on appeal. But they’re going to be forced to change their name. Book it, it’s going to happen. Harry Reid has made forcing the Redskins to bow a Senate priority. The Democrats aren’t united on protecting America from terrorists, but they’re in lock step on this.
The current Democrat Party and its merry band of bandits cannot abide the existence of anything that does not kneel in abject servitude to them — with a public show of gratitude for being brought into the orbit of so enlightened a collection of tyrants.