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"Redskins" is also a derogatory food term


"Registration is refused because the applied-for mark REDSKINS HOG RINDS consists of or includes matter which may disparage or bring into contempt or disrepute persons, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols."

— From a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejection letter concerning a trademark application using the term "redskins." The Washington Post reports that lawsuits regarding the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins are pending before the same agency.

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