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Suggestions on what to rename the Washington Redskins

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By now, you have probably heard the news, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has decided to cancel the Washington Redskins trademark registration, citing the football team’s name as “disparaging to Native Americans.”

Cindy Boren has the breakdown on what it all means, and Dan Steinberg compiled some movie clips cited in the case.

The Redskins released a statement from Bob Raskopf, trademark attorney for the team:

“We’ve seen this story before. And just like last time, today’s ruling will have no effect at all on the team’s ownership of and right to use the Redskins name and logo….

We are confident we will prevail once again, and that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s divided ruling will be overturned on appeal.  This case is no different than an earlier case, where the Board cancelled the Redskins’ trademark registrations, and where a federal district court disagreed and reversed the Board.”

And even though this doesn’t mean the team will be forced to change its name, Twitter users offered suggestions for a new nickname. Some are likely more serious than others.

Got better ones? Feel free to post in the comments.

(Check out other clever team name suggestions over at The Fix.)

More on the Redskins trademarks:

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U.S. Patent Office revokes the Redskins’ trademarks, says name is disparaging

Here are the movie clips used in Redskins trademarks case

What does revoking the trademarks mean for the Redskins?

Lawmakers react to the trademarks ruling

Today’s ruling does not mean you can open your own Redskins merchandise shop

Business Week’s four suggestions for new team name

Kelyn Soong is a news aide, blogger and reporter in the sports section. He currently covers high school and local tennis and has written about a variety of sports.
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