WASHINGTON (AP) - The case against the Washington Redskins nickname begins again Thursday.
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board will hear a petition brought by a group of Native Americans who say the Redskins should lose their federal trademark protection. They cite a law that prohibits registered names that are disparaging, scandalous, contemptuous or disreputable.
The board stripped the Redskins of the trademark in 1999, but the ruling was overturned in large part on a technicality. The same technicality doesn't apply to the new group of plaintiffs.
The motive is to force Redskins owner Dan Snyder into a change by taking away his exclusive rights to market the team's name.
The Redskins have said their nickname honors Native Americans and that they don't mean to offend anybody.

Recent NFL Discussions

Advertisement
Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Jets Season Win Total Prediction Both sides can stop reaching for their holsters and start retreating from the saloon. After a months-long standoff, the Jets and Ryan...
Thumbnail Eagles 2016 Win Total Prediction After finishing 7-9 last season, will the new-look Philadelphia Eagles improve upon that record in 2016?
Thumbnail Redskins 2016 Win Total Pick   After being the surprise winner of the NFC East in 2015, can the Washington Redskins find a way to have another big season in...
Thumbnail Bills Season Win Total Prediction Rex Ryan blew into Orchard Park last January with his patented bravado dialed up to 11, but all the swagger in the world couldn’t mask another disappointing...
Thumbnail Chicago Bears Win Total Picks The Chicago Bears find themselves in a competitive NFC North Division. Can they navigate the waters in 2016 to have a winning...
More inNFL Articles  
Advertisement

NFL Team Pages

Advertisement