CNN Money has consulted the firm’s Tim Bukher on the USPTO recent cancellation of the Washington Redskins trademarks.
An excerpt from the article follows:
The U.S. Patent Office has canceled six trademarks belonging to the Washington Redskins football team, saying they are offensive to Native Americans … But today’s ruling against the Washington, D.C. team was unique given how old and visible the Redskins brand is, according to Tim Bukher, an intellectual property lawyer at Thompson Bukher LLP in New York City
The structure of the NFL, which distributes profits from licensing among the teams, could help mitigate any loss to the Redskins, Bukher said.
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