Redskins Name Trademarks Canceled: Twitter Reacts To US Patent Office Ruling

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The petition to have the trademarks cancelled was first presented eight years ago by the case’s plaintiff Amanda Blackhorse.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six trademark registrations for the Washington Redskins name.

The office ruled that the name of the National Football League team is disrespectful to Native Americans and, under federal law, can’t be trademarked, citing the law’s prohibition of protecting offensive or disparaging language. The petition to have the trademarks pulled was first presented eight years ago by the case’s plaintiff Amanda Blackhorse.

Many took to Twitter to express their opinions about the Redskins trademark decision. 

Several people expressed their support:

 

 

Other fans weren’t as enthused by the ruling:

 

 

 

Others were a little confused about what the trademark cancelations actually mean:

And a select few even saw a monetary benefit to the trademark cancelations:

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