June 18, 2014
Arizona resident Amanda Blackhorse, in a 2013 photo, was one of five people to file a challenge with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, arguing that the name “Redskins” is derogatory and cannot be trademarked. (Cronkite News Service photo by Michelle Peirano)
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed Wednesday with a Navajo woman's claim that the Washington Redskins name is offensive to Native Americans, thus canceling the team's right to trademark the name.