Lessons in Timing from the Washington Redskins Trademark Cancellation

July 20, 2014
Constance Lindman and Kay Weiler
The Indiana Lawyer

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Upon petition by five Native American individuals, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) cancelled six trademarks bearing the word “Redskin” registered to the Washington, D.C., based NFL team between 1967 and 1990.  In this article, Connie and Kay discuss the decision made by the Trademark Trial and Appeal board and next steps for the Washington Redskins and