A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on trademark censorship could possibly clear the way for the Washington Redskins to maintain their trademarks even though the case at hand wasn’t directly related to the football team’s troubles.
The justices ruled that just because someone deems a trademark “offensive”, that’s no reason to censor it.
Watch as I explain what happened when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied a trademark to Asian-American band, The Slants, based on what they had determined was an offensive anti-Asian slur.
The decision noting the Patent and Trademark office was overstepping its powers might also be a trademark touchdown for the Redskins and a win for sports-fans who don’t ascribe to political correctness.
We’ll learn the fate of the Redskins trademark tussle in the near future and much to the chagrin of Generation Snowflake and the social justice warriors, this Slants decision confirming there’s no right NOT to be offended, suggests the ’Skins nickname shall also prevail.
Go ’Skins Go!