The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi85° Isolated Showers

Tonight

Lo59° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi82° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Sunday Night

Lo57° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Memorial Day

Hi78° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Monday Night

Lo55° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Tuesday

Hi78° Chance Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo58° Chance Showers

Wednesday

Hi81° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Wednesday Night

Lo57° Slight Chc Thunderstorms

Board: Redskins’ trademark should be canceled

Send to Kindle
Print This

WASHINGTON — A federal trademark board ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s trademark protections should be canceled, a decision that applies new financial and political pressure on the team to change its name.

The 2-1 ruling from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board came in a case that has been working its way through legal channels for more than two decades. It doesn’t force the team to abandon the name, but it comes at a time of increasing criticism of team owner Dan Snyder from political, religious and sports figures who say it’s time for a change.

View my options or Sign in