Hi, I’m “Washington Redskins” And You’re Not

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will not let the Washington Redskins keep their trademark for their team’s name. Some people are concerned that it’s a blow to free speech. What do you mean, “free speech”? It’s only a so-called trademark. The team can still call themselves “Washington Redskins” if they want to. (What, you mean that without the State-administered trademark, some other team might also call themselves the “Washington Redskins”? But who in their right minds would do that?)

1:10 pm on June 19, 2014