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Federal Court Declines To Dismiss Lawsuit Brought By Redskins

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 25 / 14

A federal court today declined to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Redskins against four Native Americans who successfully petitioned the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board to cancel the team's trademarks because its name, they contended, is disparaging. The Redskins in August filed with the e...

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