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Jul 16, 2020

Washington NFL team hires law firm to review culture

Owner Dan Snyder has hired a District of Columbia law firm to review the Washington NFL team’s culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct.

Jan 3, 2019

Redskins’ Reuben Foster has domestic violence charge dropped

Prosecutors have decided not to pursue a domestic violence charge against Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster, though the NFL continues to review the matter.

Jan 19, 2018

Bipartisan effort would ban bidding war for Redskins stadium

Three politicians in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are teaming up across partisan lines, seeking to prevent their governments from waging a bidding war with public money to build a new stadium for the Washington Redskins. The liberal Democrat in Maryland, conservative Republican in Virginia and left-leaning independent District of Columbia Council member […]

Jun 19, 2017

Why the Supreme Court gutted the Lanham Act’s disparagement clause

  The Supreme Court of the United States Monday affirmed the Federal Circuit’s decision holding unconstitutional the Lanham Act’s bar on registering trademarks that disparage or bring into contempt or disrepute “any persons living or dead,” including groups, beliefs, and national symbols, if identifiable. In this case, the United States Patent and Trademark Office refused […]

Jan 16, 2017

The next gig for this band: Defending its name in Supreme Court

EUGENE, Ore — The government doesn’t know what to make of the Slants, the all Asian-American, Chinatown dance-rock band at the center of this term’s most vexing Supreme Court free-speech case. One branch of the federal government has for years fought the band’s effort to register a trademark for its cheeky name. In a case going […]

Oct 3, 2016

Supreme Court turns away Redskins appeal in trademark case

WASHINGTON  — The Supreme Court has rejected a long-shot appeal from the Washington Redskins challenging a law that bars offensive trademarks. But the justices could still resolve the same issue in another case the court took up last week. The court on Monday turned away an unusual request to hear the team’s case even before […]

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Nov 3, 2015

Redskins: US has approved many ‘offensive’ trademarks

RICHMOND, Va. — The Washington Redskins are defending their federal trademark registration by listing many companies with offensive names that the government has approved. Among the registered names cited by the NFL team are Take Yo Panties Off and Dago Swagg clothing, Midget Man condoms and inflatable sex dolls and Baked By A Negro bakery […]

Feb 24, 2015

Canceling trademark violates free-speech rights, Redskins argue

A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.

Dec 18, 2014

Does TV ridicule change minds on Redskins’ name?

In an episode of the crazy animated show “South Park” that aired last week, animated versions of Bill Cosby, Taylor Swift and a hologram of Kurt Cobain were featured in a show titled “The Washington Redskins Go F--- Yourselves Holiday Special.”

Jay Gruden, Daniel Snyder
Nov 26, 2014

NFL’s Redskins can sue American Indians to protect trademark

The National Football League’s Washington Redskins can sue a group of American Indians for seeking to block trademark protection for its name, which has been criticized as offensive.

Sep 16, 2014

Senator would tie NFL’s tax status to Washington team’s name

A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington’s nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league’s others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-”Redskins” movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.

Aug 22, 2014

Washington Post strikes ‘Redskins’ from editorials

The Washington Post says it will stop calling Washington's football team the "Redskins" on its editorial page.

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