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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.

More: Harry Reid Bares His Fascist Fangs After Patent Office Ruling on Redskins

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I suggest the Washington Politicians. Then the team can take big kickbacks, do little useful work, cheat openly and sell out their fans at every opportunity.
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So glad the senate is on this, since we have no other problems in this country, like weaponizing the IRS and DOJ, open borders, Iraq gains squandered, NSA spying, tapping reporter's phones, fast and furious, out of control spending and debt. Nope. Let's focus like a laser on an 82 year old non problem.
22 weeks ago
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I think you just came up with the replacement name.....
The Washington Tyrants.

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As a red neck from Florida and points north I am deeply offended
by the name of the Cracker Barrel restaurant chain and Cracker Jacks snack. I am solicitation support to challenge the U.S, Patent office to end patent protection for Cracker Barrel and Frito Lay's Cracker Jacks. Please join me. . . . . . . . Come on, Fair is Fair.




22 weeks ago
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Unelected bureaucrats don't have the authority to violate the 1st amendment rights of Americans. If the Redskins have any balls, they will refuse to comply and seek arrest and their day in court.
22 weeks ago
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The don't have to comply, they simple cannot enforce their trademark -- which would mean that redskins is public domain, and everyone can make redskins shirts! What irony!
22 weeks ago
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They must take their orders from Eric Holder.
22 weeks ago
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The "Washington Political Criminals" Think of the fun that could be had. If you keep it to protected "satire" the mascot could even look like Reid and do stupid things in public.
22 weeks ago
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Washington Mullahs. The logo will be a cartoon mohammed with a bomb headdress.
22 weeks ago
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Gee whiz, government really need to learn their place!
22 weeks ago
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Bet the value of your genuine Redskins stuff has shot thru the Superdome.
22 weeks ago
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How come they don't demand the United Negro College Fund change its
name? Or the NAACP?
22 weeks ago
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First rule in America.

Do not ask for logic or consistency.
22 weeks ago
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They should be named HARRY REID in honor of the idiot senate majority leader.
22 weeks ago
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Whatever the topic with (so called) "modern" liberals, it's all about the kneeling.

The Redskins organization at least sounds like it will not kneel, bow & scrape.
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