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Trademark Office should revoke Redskins team name

Trademark Office should revoke Redskins team name

According to the Huffington Post, Nancy Pelosi stated at an event hosted by the National Congress of American Indians that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should stop issuing the ‘Redskins’ trademark for the Washington Redskins football team because the name is demeaning to American Indians.  Trademarks containing the word ‘Redskins’ have been refused by the Office at least 11 times since 1992.  However, in the case of the Redskins football team, the Office would have to revoke a trademark that has already been granted.  And that is altogether a different ballgame.

Harry Price

Harry Price is a second year Fordham law student and a staff member on IPLJ. Harry’s love of ‘all things law’ first became apparent at the age of seven when his favorite toy was a gavel. His background in science (B.S. in Chemistry, University of Chicago) makes Patent Law one of Harry’s natural areas of interest. Before law school, he attended Beth Medrash Gavoha Institute for Talmudic Studies in Lakewood, New Jersey. Considered an expert in Jewish monetary law, Harry served as a judge on a rabbinic court adjudicating monetary disputes according to Jewish law.