http://tracking.si.com/2014/06/18/washi ... cancelled/USPTO wrote:“We decide, based on the evidence properly before us, that these registrations must be cancelled because they were disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered,”
Maybe this belongs in the politics forum.
I don't really have an opinion as to whether it is derogatory.
I suppose the Redskin owners can also challenge it; they'd probably win if they took it up high enough. I don't think they'll fight it.
Here's a link to the USPTO page that links to the official decision and the media package.