Dan Snyder may want to change that name after all:
In a major blow to the <team with awful name>, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six federal trademarks of the <team with awful name> 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.
Five Native Americans in 2006 brought the petition, Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc., aimed at stripping the half-dozen trademark registrations for the term “<awful name>.”
“I hope this ruling brings us a step closer to that inevitable day when the name of the Washington football team will be changed,” said plaintiff Amanda Blackhorse. “The team’s name is racist and derogatory.”
The team should rename themselves to the Redfaces for their embarrassing recent seasons.
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