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Bill revokes registered trademarks for Washington Redskins

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Lawmakers in the House introduced a bill to revoke the trademarks of the Washington Redskins professional football team.

H.R.1278, the Non-Disparagement of American Indians in Trademark Registrations Act of 2013, cancels all existing "Redskins" marks and prohibits future registrations. The bill has 10 sponsors, including Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota), the co-chairs of the Congressional Native American Caucus.

The bill was referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

Get the Story:
Lawmakers offer bill to ban ‘Redskins’ trademark (The Washington Post 3/21)
Bill in Congress challenges Redskins trademark (USA Today 3/21)

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Column: There's no debate on eliminating Washington Redskins (3/11)
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Trademark board hears dispute over Washington Redskins name (3/7)


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