Washington Redskins defends name by citing porn sites

From: theguardian.com,  by Tim Hill,  on Nov 3, 2015,  see the article HERE.

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Washington’s NFL team have struck upon a, shall we say, novel tactic in their effort to preserve the team’s trademark registrations – by filing a laundry list of companies whose obscene or offensive names have been upheld by the US Patent Office.

The team believes they’re being unfairly punished after a federal judge in July ordered the cancellation of its federal trademark registrations, after upholding the earlier verdict that the Redskins name was “likely to disparage” Native Americans.

But so keen is owner Dan Snyder to preserve his team’s trademarks, he’s gone all out to show that offensive names abound and his team are being singled out. “The PTO has registered hundreds if not thousands of marks that the team believes are racist, or misogynistic, vulgar, or otherwise offensive,” the team wrote in their opening brief on Friday.

It continued: “By way of example only, the following marks are registered today: Take Yo Panties Off clothing; Dangerous Negro shirts; SlutSeeker dating services; Dago Swagg clothing; Dumb Blonde beer; Twatty Girl cartoons; Baked By A Negro bakery goods; Big Titty Blend coffee; Retardipedia website; Midget-Man condoms and inflatable sex dolls; and Jizz underwear. These are not isolated instances. The government routinely registers pornographers’ marks: TeensDoPorn.com, MilfsDoPorn.com, Thug Porn, Ghetto Booty, and Bound Gangbangs are but a few.

“There is no rhyme or reason to the PTO’s approval of some marks and disapproval of others.”

Washington’s argument is twofold: that the government is being hypocritical by allowing trademark registrations for those companies but stripping the team of theirs. And regardless of how offensive a trademark’s name might be, the government is infringing on first amendment rights by ordering their cancellation.

“A ban on registering ‘disparaging’ trademarks unconstitutionally burdens speech based on content and viewpoint, just as would a ban on registering copyrights for ‘disparaging’ books,” Washington’s legal team wrote.

Maury Lane, a spokesman for the team, said: “Since 1870, over three million trademarks have been registered, and we have found none that have ever been cancelled for being disparaging. We believe that the government’s action tramples core principles of free speech and sets a dangerous precedent for other brands.”

“No one today thinks registration reflects government approval,” Washington wrote in the brief. “But if this court holds that it does, how will the government explain registrations like Marijuana For Sale, Capitalism Sucks Donkey Balls, Licensed Serial Killer, Yid Dish, Dirty Whooore Clothing Company, and Murder 4 Hire?”

The team is now on its third attempt in the past 18 months to save its trademark registrations.

Washington insists “our name represents a tradition, passion and heritage that honors Native Americans”, and team owner Dan Snyder has vowed that he will never change the team’s name.

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This is the silliest example of dumbassery in a while. Some Native American “activists” with a lot of time on their hands and a life devoid of self-satisfaction have decided that the Washington Redskins do an injustice to Native Americans and disparage their heritage by daring to use “Redskins” as the team name. The case been going on since August, 2014 when the suit was first filed.

The “Skins” lost a battle in July when a federal judge decided to uphold the patent office’s decision to cancel the team’s trademarks and the legal maneuvering described in this article show how far the team’s owner, Dan Snyder will go to fight back. The Redskins name has been used since 1933 and up until 1992 when some ne’er-do-well “braves” got their breechcloths in a bunch, everyone was just fine with it. I don’t understand how uber-sensitive some people can be – the term “redskin” describes Indian braves who were fierce warriors – not a description that I view as derogatory.

Some people can’t be happy as long as others are content – they’ve just got to create dissension. I hope these idiots fail and the good name of the Washington Redskins lives on forever. That is until my Dallas Cowboys whip the snot out of them.

Nevertheless, I thought that our readers might get some giggles out of the site names that are (apparently) alright with the patent office.

Garnet92.

 

 

 

 

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9 Responses to Washington Redskins defends name by citing porn sites

  1. Hardnox says:

    Interesting tactic. Of course we all know this is about creating another wedge issue by the administration and nothing more.

  2. Crawfish says:

    The Patent Office’s decision should be null and void until the word Oklahoma is banned in the USA, since okla humma is Choctaw for RED SKINNED PEOPLE!

    • captbogus2 says:

      Yeah and just wait until the malcontents learn the Eastern Oklahoma Indians…uh…’scuse me.. Native Americans… fought on the side of the Confederacy. Then I guess it’ll be okay to call ’em Redskins…

  3. captbogus2 says:

    The Dallas Cowboys “whip” anybody???
    BWAhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  4. vonMesser says:

    I believe that it was whites that started the anti-Redskins jihad.

  5. Kathy says:

    It’s ludicrous that this was ever an issue and more so that it’s still ongoing. Whoever brought on this suit needs a mudhole stomped in them and the very first judge who heard this case should have laughed in his face and tossed it out.

    If they were going to change their name, they should remove the word Washington – that’s the offensive part.

  6. Uriel says:

    Prejudiced liberal hate crime I call it. A flip of a coin can not be allowed to be determined by irresponsible childish behavior. Any judge that sides with those should be removed as unconstitutionally fit to serve. There are so many examples of such stupidity that it is time and past to put an end to these. Call them exactly what they are HATE crimes against our constitution and those who are Christians, conservatives, non liberals or socialists.

  7. Grouchy says:

    Dumbassery tempest in a frippin’ teapot~!
    Is this the utmost of our national and even regional considerations and challenges???
    Ye gods and holy fishes~!! Where the ‘ell is the maturity?????