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Native Group All Right With Supreme Court Hearing Redskins Case

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 28 / 16

A group of Native Americans seeking to deny the Redskins trademark protection told the Supreme Court in court filings today they had no problem with the court taking up their case, but only on First Amendment grounds. The federal Trademark Trial & Appeal Board in '15 invalidated the team’s...

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