The Washington Redskins face off the New York Giants in fall 2014.

The Washington Redskins face off the New York Giants in fall 2014.

The Washington Redskins have suffered yet another legal blow in a two-decade war over their team mascot — this time in federal court. U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee upheld a ruling that canceled the NFL team’s federal trademark registrations, using a recent Supreme Court decision over the Confederate flag to bolster his decision. Kojo explores the significance of the ruling amid growing national momentum against offensive symbols, and finds out how the controversy over the team’s mascot could affect plans for the team’s stadium in the metro region.

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  • Victoria Phillips Professor of the Practice of Law and Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, Washington College of Law, American University
  • Jesse Witten Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Jonathan O'Connell Reporter, The Washington Post

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