Justice Department Joins Redskins Trademark Fight
On Friday the U.S. Department of Justice filed papers to fight the Redskins' claim that the Lanham Act is unconstitutional.By Jasmine Bailey | January 9, 2015
The U.S. Department of Justice filed papers that could be a game-changer in the fight to pull the Washington Redskins' trademarks.
The Redskins name has been a topic of heated debate for several months now. In summer 2014 a group of Native Americans won a lawsuit against the team after claiming the Redskins' name and logo were offensive.
That ruling from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed the team's trademarks are disparaging. The trademarks were then canceled.