Congressman Faleomavaega Introduces Bill To Cancel REDSKINS Registrations
On March 20th, U.S. Congressman Eni F.H. Faleomavaega of the Territory of American Samoa introduced H.R. 1278, entitled the "Non-Disparagement of Native American Persons or Peoples in Trademark Registration Act of 2013. [Press Release here]. H.R. 1278 would cancel existing trademark registrations for trademarks using the term "redskin." It would also deny registration for new trademarks using the term "redskin."
According to a briefing paper distributed to legislators, there are currently six trademark registrations and five pending trademark applications that would be affected by the bill. [Read more here]
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