Washington Redskins Trademark Revoked

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office deemed the NFL team's name to be offensive in its ruling.
2:22 | 06/19/14

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There's new political financial pressure this morning on the NFL team that's based in the nation's capital the team is still the Washington Redskins -- -- team's owners are in a lengthy court fight now that the club's name has been deemed offensive by the government patent office. It's going to be an interesting battle ABC's Josh Haskell reports. -- the Washington Redskins practice for their upcoming season Wednesday the team's name not their football took center stage. The US patent office ruling the name is -- -- urging of native Americans and should be stripped of its trademark protection. We -- -- people who resist his shoulders Redskins. But there's a man. On the East -- make him millions of dollars. Awfully. -- of that -- That man Redskins owner Dan Snyder is expected to appeal the decision and has found. Never to change the name team attorney Bob -- off saying. We've seen this story before and just like last time. Today's ruling will have no affected all on the team's ownership -- and right to use the Redskins name and logo. The ruling could potentially enable anyone to manufacture and sell Redskins merchandise something that could lose the -- and -- A lot of money I would be making any orders right now for -- Redskins memorabilia. I think it's going to be a while before we can ever -- that point. That's because the Redskins retain their federal trademark registrations. Until all appeals have been exhausted. A process that could take years the ruling however has still full week talking even Dallas Cowboys fans. I hope Daniel Snyder an Eyewitness News and wins. Because that they take away the -- trademark. From the get people in the cowboys' trademark. And we would not get our revenues. The united. Indian nation who launched to change the mascot campaign. -- -- the Redskins praised the ruling referring to the team's name is a dictionary define racial -- avenue marina. -- suggest if the Redskins decide to appeal which it sounds like they're gonna do what are the chances they could win. Well it's believed that the Redskins have a strong argument. Because based on some and it's called a common law case which is centered around their long time ownership of the name. Dating back to 1930 through an interest in -- -- ABC's Josh Haskell thanks for joining us for being here jobs.

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