NFL's Redskins fail to restore voided trademarks

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 08, 2015 10:09 AM

By Andrew Chung

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The NFL's Washington Redskins on Wednesday failed to convince a U.S. judge to reinstate six trademark registrations canceled last year for being offensive to Native Americans.

A federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia agreed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that the trademarks "may disparage" Native Americans, and that the law allowing for cancellation does not violate the U.S. Constitution.

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(Reporting by Andrew Chung; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)