Redskins, rock band form unusual alliance in trademark fight
Sports / Virginia

Redskins, rock band form unusual alliance in trademark fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Simon Tam has openly criticized the Washington Redskins team name as a racist slur that demeans Native Americans. But Tam and his Asian-American rock band, The Slants, have formed an unusual alliance with the NFL franchise as they both battle the U.S. government over trademark protection for names that some consider offensive. … Continue reading

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Redskins: US has registered plenty of ‘offensive’ trademarks
Business / Celebrities / National / Sports

Redskins: US has registered plenty of ‘offensive’ trademarks

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As the Washington Redskins defend their federal trademark registration, they argue in court papers that the government has registered plenty of companies with offensive names. Among the names cited by the NFL team: Take Yo Panties Off and Dago Swagg clothing, Midget Man condoms and inflatable sex dolls and Baked By … Continue reading