Ruling On Redskins' Trademarks Carries Symbolic Weight

"The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six trademark registrations held by the Washington Redskins. Today's ruling determined the football teams trademark name is disparaging to Native Americans and unfit for federal registration. But as Hansi Lo Wang of NPR's Code Switch team reports, the team still owns the Redskins name and can continue to use it.

HANSI LO WANG,: Let's be clear. Says intellectual property law professor Christopher Sprigman of New York University, today's ruling does not mean Washington's football team has lost its trademarks."

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