New name for DC NFL team.

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New name for DC NFL team.

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Legal aspects, not just another general discussion of "political correctness".

Who’s Trying to Trademark Every Potential Washington Football Team Name?
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As you know, the NFL franchise that plays in the nation’s capitol recently decided to change its team name. But to what? Well, after weeks of intensive brainstorming, owner Dan Snyder has now announced that the Washington football team will henceforth be called … the Washington Football Team.

Was this his first choice? No. But his first choice, and a whole bunch of other potential choices, seem to be tied up in a trademark fight with at least one entrepreneur who had the foresight—unlike Dan Snyder—to file trademark applications for a bunch of possible names. While the team will likely get what it wants, sooner or later, for now it is calling itself the Washington Football Team.

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Now that's funny. Someone anticipated that this day would come and trademarked the more obvious choices.

But trademark law is a funny thing. You need to be able to demonstrate that you are actually using the trademark as a business. You cannot just trademark a name and be done with it.
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Will he immediately fold when the SJWs declare the name "Washington" to be racist?
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I had heard that bending to pressure, Dan Snyder agreed to change the name to "D.C. Redskins."

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The "C" in Washington D.C. stands for "Columbia" right? Which is named after Columbus, so probably that's out too.
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