Comments on: PTO cancels Washington Redskins trademark as disparaging http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/pto-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark-disparaging/ Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: RRBILL http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/pto-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark-disparaging/comment-page-1/#comment-292540 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 21:29:30 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46598#comment-292540 My former employer, the University of North Dakota has no nicknames whatsoever, because the Fighting Sioux was considered to be offsensive to one of the three bands of Dakota (Sioux) Native Americans within the state. They are now the UND Football Players.

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By: The Redskins trademark and agency discretion - Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/pto-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark-disparaging/comment-page-1/#comment-292525 Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:00:03 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46598#comment-292525 […] here and […]

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By: Parkhorse http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/pto-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark-disparaging/comment-page-1/#comment-292125 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:29:00 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46598#comment-292125 Christians should be offended by the team name of the Detroit Lions. Everyone else, by their performance.

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By: New Cato podcast on Washington Redskins trademark ruling - Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/pto-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark-disparaging/comment-page-1/#comment-291987 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 04:30:15 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46598#comment-291987 […] Why should trademark law ban “disparagement” in first place? Caleb Brown interviews me on the Washington Redskins case for the Cato Daily Podcast. Earlier here. […]

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By: Proofreader http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/pto-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark-disparaging/comment-page-1/#comment-291960 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 03:12:41 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46598#comment-291960 I think it is a terrible situation when politicians go after the Washington football team when an even more insidious menace is being forged in baseball. Aren’t they concerned about the Communist team playing in the National League? These fellow travelers make no attempt to hide their alliance. They actually proudly call themselves the Cincinnati Reds. Shouldn’t the House UnAmerican Activities Committee be looking into their nefarious activities?

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By: US Patent Office Invalidates Washington Redskins Trademark. | Raised On Hoecakes http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/pto-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark-disparaging/comment-page-1/#comment-291745 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:54:02 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46598#comment-291745 […] commenter on the Overlawyered thread […]

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By: SmallGovernmentGuy http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/pto-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark-disparaging/comment-page-1/#comment-291680 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:32:38 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46598#comment-291680 More evidence that government is out of control.

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By: John Fembup http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/pto-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark-disparaging/comment-page-1/#comment-291621 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:56:18 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46598#comment-291621 PETA could object to the exploitation of animals – lions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my! And Bluejays, Hawks, Cardinals . . .

This is all a national disgrace that we must deal with before we can face the economy and threats from terrorists with integrity and resolve.

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By: ras http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/pto-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark-disparaging/comment-page-1/#comment-291617 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:43:19 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46598#comment-291617 Is the name “Democrat” offensive if a significant number of people are offended by their undemocratic policies? What about those who think Republicans no longer uphold republicanism?

In the meantime, all hail the Washington Denial.

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By: Robert http://overlawyered.com/2014/06/pto-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark-disparaging/comment-page-1/#comment-291615 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:38:02 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46598#comment-291615 I just don’t get it. The name may be in poor taste, but what business is it of the USPTO?

If, for example, the majority of people in same sex marriages find the name “National Organization for Marriage” disparaging, would the USPTO cancel their trademarks?

Or if the majority of Jews find the name “Jews for Jesus” disparaging and misleading can we expect the USPTO to cancel their trademark?

Or people who believe in our Jury system and the Rule of Law to meet out justice may find the “Justice for Trayvon” trademark disparaging! I think I’ll write a letter to the USPTO right away.

This seems outrageous and unprecedented to me.

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