The Redskins trademark case that was ruled on today was originally launched in 2006 by a group of five Native Americans.
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The U.S. Patent Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and that the team’s six federal registrations for the name must be canceled.
The ruling comes after efforts to force owner Daniel Snyder to change the name of the team have gained momentum.
The team doesn’t immediately lose its trademark protection and will be allowed to retain it during an appeal.