U.S. Patent Office has canceled trademarks belonging to the Redskins football team, saying they are offensive to Native Americans

In a decision released Wednesday, the office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that “these registrations must be canceled because they were disparaging to Native Americans.” The Patent Office said it will continue to treat the patents as though they are valid while the team appeals the decision. The team has two months to doContinue reading “U.S. Patent Office has canceled trademarks belonging to the Redskins football team, saying they are offensive to Native Americans”