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Slants, Redskins and other “Disparaging” Trademarks

This article, based in part on a LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® post entitled “How about those Redskins,” was first published in the December 2015 MLRC MediaLawLetter. Item, per NPR News: An Asian-American rock-band with an eyebrow-raising name has scored a big victory in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The court ruled that their name—The […]

Redskins redux 2

Originally posted 2014-02-27 18:10:01. Republished by Blog Post PromoterI didn’t have a chance to mention that last month, the order denying the legal challenge to the Washington Redskin’s use of its trademark American Indian logo was upheld. Now I have a chance! And do the unhappy Indians have a chance?  They think they do. UPDATE: […]

So, how about those Redskins?

I’ve been writing about the Redskins and the tribulations — and, as it turns out, trials — of their REDSKINS trademarks since long before that first post about that rock band in Portland — a blog post that presented me with the opportunity to actually change the law I’d been kvetching about in those early Redskins posts, though […]

The Redskins appeal brief in Pro-Football v. Blackhorse

Another bad season for the Redskins

The Eastern District of Virginia has ruled (link to opinion here) on the summary judgment motions in Pro Football v. Blackhorse in the NFL’s appeal to the District Court of the TTAB’s cancellation of the REDSKINS trademark registration. The opinion is 70 pages long.  Spoiler alert:  It doesn’t come out good for the Redskins. There will be plenty […]

Trademarks, the Redskins and the constitution

The NFL’s brief on the issue you’ve read about everywhere, including here, is now out and about (courtesy of John Welch): NFL v Blackhorse – The Redskins Brief

Best of 2014: Redskins decision: The present judges the past

Originally posted on June 18, 2014. I’ve been writing about the dispute over the REDSKINS trademark on this blog more or less since the beginning of the blog itself. Today a new chapter has been written — or rewritten.  The TTAB has ruled and, not particularly surprisingly, the NFL team called the REDSKINS has been […]

Redskins’ intractable trademark troubles — or sportswriters’?

I’ve been following the REDSKINS trademark travails since forever. Well, they’re not over. Or are they? Live with me in real-time, real-life blogging time. I got excited by a link on my Google alert for trademark news, to this story in the Washington Post: As Redskins’ struggles drag on, so does court challenge to name […]

Redskins decision: The present judges the past

I’ve been writing about the dispute over the REDSKINS trademark on this blog more or less since the beginning of the blog itself. Today a new chapter has been written — or rewritten.  The TTAB has ruled and, not particularly surprisingly, the NFL team called the REDSKINS has been deemed, nunc pro tunc, to have […]

Redskins redux

Remember the Washington Redskins trademark tussle? CNBC reports that it’s back — again — and better than ever. This time the focus is an interesting technical tactic related to an aspect of the case involving the equitable doctrine of laches: [T]he U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia . . . in 2003 reversed […]