PTO ignores these trademarked names that are more offensive than Redskins


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In its decision to cancel federal trademarks for the name of the Washington Redskins, the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) cited Federal trademark law, which says: registration of trademarks ‘may not disparage’ or ‘bring into contempt or disrepute’ individuals or groups. : It seems like somewhat broad discretion has: given to the PTO in terms what deciding what is acceptable and what is not.: If some people find the name Redskins to be offensive, just wait until they read these 12 names put together by the Daily Caller. These trademarked names: haven’t received half the attention that is being given to the Redskins but are arguably much more offensive.

Cracka Azz Skateboards:: Unsurprisingly,: this trademark: was taken out for a line of skateboards and longboards, as well as associated clothing such as bandannas. While the USPTO helpfully notes that “The wording ‘cracka: azz’ has no meaning in a foreign language,” “cracka” is a slang version of “cracker,” which in this context is a term of derision for whites, used primarily within the black community.

You Can’t Make A Housewife Out Of A Whore:: This: trademark for T-shirts and hats: appears to imply that women involved in prostitution can never transition into the domestic role of a housewife. Such an accusation would certainly “bring them into contempt or disrepute,” the stated reasoning for eliminating the Redskins trademark.

Uppity Negro:: Intended to be imprinted on mugs and apparel,: this trademark: references the frequently used adjective “uppity” to describe blacks who agitated for greater respect and civil rights in the Jim Crow-era South.

You can read the rest of the names here.

In this: politically correct world we live in, the standard for what is considered offensive is constantly changing and being redefined by people with an agenda. I think it’s time that people: stop seeking out: government agencies to silence those: we disagree with, and instead remind ourselves of that simple children’s rhyme: we all learned growing up: : “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”

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