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Appeals court to hear dispute over 'Redskins' names


The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hold a hearing on Friday in the lawsuit challenging the use of the "Redskins" trademarks.

Led by Suzan Shown Harjo, a group of seven Native activists, say the "Redskins" names are disparaging to Native Americans. They convinced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the marks but a federal judge in October 2003 overturned the ruling.

The hearing will take place at 9:30am at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C.

Court Decision:
Pro-Football, Inc. v. Harjo (September 30, 2003)

Recent Decision:
Pro Football Inc. v. Harjo (March 4, 2003)

Patent and Trademark Office Ruling:
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (1999)

Relevant Links:
Redskins - http://www.redskins.com

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