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U.S. Patent Office cancels Redskins trademark

June 18, 2014
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Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six federal trademark registrations of the Washington Redskins, calling the football team's nickname "disparaging to Native Americans." The USPTO announced its 2-1 ruling on Wednesday.

Bob Raskopf, the trademark attorney for the Redskins, said the team will appeal the ruling. The team's trademark registrations will remain valid during the appeal process.

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