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American football franchise the Washington Redskins is facing another legal battle over its trademark due to campaigners deeming it offensive to Native Americans.
A group of Native Americans are to go before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to argue their case that the football team should lose its federal trademark protection for the term ‘Redskins’.
The basis for their argument is that the law prohibits disparaging, scandalous, contemptuous or disreputable names being trademarked. Many Native Americans believe the term falls into a few of these categories, even though the football team has said it doesn’t think the term is offensive at all.
It is not the first time the Washington Redskins has come under fire from campaigners. A previous case has been brought to court but was thrown out due to the term not being deemed offensive.