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Unbreakable First Amendment: SCOTUS Says No to the Disparagement Clause

By Gina Chereck, J.D. Candidate 2018 on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Season 3 of the Netflix series, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” features a story arc about the Native American socialite, Jacqueline Voorhees, taking down the Washington Redskins.[1]  In the series, Voorhees and her boyfriend (a fictional Snyder) devise a plan to get the Redskins organization to change its name.[2]  While the series’ writers, the U.S. Patent and…

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Consequences of the Redskins Disparaging Mascot

By Andrew L. Manson on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

A trademark is defined as a recognizable sign, design or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others. A trademark will not lose the rights that accompany it, so long as the owner is continuously using the mark, however, the Trademark Trial and Appeal board has the ability to…

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