US Patent Office Has Some Explaining To Do On Redskins

By Jon Gerardi The Daily Item

Editor’s note: This column is the second installment of a two-part series.

The Redskins/Chief Wahoo contradiction sadly is in some regard just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the US Patent & Trademark Office’s hypocrisy.

As stated in the last installment, federal law prohibits the USPTO from granting trademarks that disparage a group of people. After all, that was the big ruling in the Redskins’ case.

The USPTO allows anyone to search trademarks, both current and past ones, on its site. Despite federal law prohibiting granting trademarks of disparaging nature, the USPTO has done precisely that.

How many you ask? Try 83.

Eighty-three active offensive, ethnic or racial slurs the USPTO granted various trademarks and service marks to; over 3,600 individual ones in total featuring those various slurs.

Obviously said slurs can’t run in print, but I tweeted a list of them the USPTO deems acceptable. Slurs against homosexuals, African-Americans, those of the Jewish faith, Italians, Germans, Asians, Filipinos. You name an ethnicity, the USPTO probably approved a slur trademark against them....Click Here to read the whole article

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