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(The Telegraph_US)   "I thought if I hoarded all the good names that would keep someone else who might be a pain in the neck from getting them"   (thetelegraph.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Trademark, trademark issues, Washington's NFL team, Mr. McCaulay's trademark registrations, controversial Redskins name, Arkansas State University, McCaulay's trademarks, owner Daniel Snyder  
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2020-07-16 12:00:05 PM  
The good news is that Washington can be creative since the new name will never have to fit on a Superbowl trophy.
 
2020-07-16 12:01:47 PM  

abb3w: Pocket Ninja: A) Why is this a politics link?

On the one side, because team formerly known as the Redskins is changing their name over the racist associations, in a time when racism is considered a significant political issue.

On the other side, because trademark and other intellectual property "squatters" are rent-seekers who some consider to be taking advantage of the current system of federal laws and regulations implementing the Constitution's granting Congress authority of "securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries", in ways such that those actions of the "squatters" do not "promote the progress of science and useful arts", and arguably inhibit it; hence, raising the question of the optimal regulations for such promotion, which itself also is a political issue.

Ergo, politics tab.

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Only in America would people do that. "I'mma snap up the name 'Washington (insert cool or appropriate name here)' because I know that muthafarking team name is racist, and goddamnit, I wanna get paid!"

He's industrious! He's using his noggin! He's not at all a greedy, and opportunistic guy waiting for the chance to cash in on something that should be freely available, based on moral and social justice grounds! He makes marketable tchotchkes in his garage! He's a good white American!

But y'all admire him! I mean, it not his fault that white owners with majority black teams have been failing, if not completely outright ignoring, their obligations to farking read the room. "We're not demeaning all American minorities! It's just the Native Americans! There's not enough of them left to matter anyway!"

Let the native American tribe that formerly inhabited that territory, rename them. Invite them to introduce the new name, in full ceremonial regalia, during the season open. But most importantly, give them 10 percent ownership in the team. It's not much, but goddamn, it's the morally right thing to do!

Better than having some random white guy, who anticipated you'd have to eventually change the name anyway, collect off your racism and ignorance.
 
2020-07-16 12:02:04 PM  

Pocket Ninja: A) Why is this a politics link?

B) In a 2015 interview with The Washington Post, McCaulay said he had spent more than $20,000 on trademarks applications and considered it a "high-risk investment."It's not an investment at all, you farking halfwit. Are you demonstrating any actual use of those trademarks? No? Get ready for an ass-kicking in court.


You almost sound like you're defending Dan Snyder.
 
2020-07-16 12:02:33 PM  
Washington Fake Gnus
 
2020-07-16 12:03:10 PM  
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2020-07-16 12:06:36 PM  
The ASL had a team called the Pennsylvania Stoners: no shiat.  They had gigantic ALPO logos on their jerseys and we taunted them mercilessly.
 
2020-07-16 12:07:05 PM  
someone at some point suggested the Washington Reagans.  Probably the front runner at this point.
 
2020-07-16 12:08:09 PM  
I'm in.
The worst I've heard is the Washington Redtails, supposedly to honor the Tuskeegee Airmen.  WTF does this pandering have to do with Washington football?
 
2020-07-16 12:10:02 PM  

FeFiFoFark: Washington Fake Gnus


Excuse me?
 
2020-07-16 12:19:16 PM  

Mikey1969: Jesus, people are acting like this is something new. It's just like domain squatting. Now, suddenly everyone has their panties in a bunch? It's a shiatty practice that's gone on a long time. Maybe the team needs to look at the ones he's trademarked and come up with an alternative? Then he doesn't get their money and they still get a new name. Show some farking creativity, this guy hasn't cornered the market on that.

They could even be the Washington We Don't Pay Trademark Trolls. It doesn't exactly roll off the toungue, but it gets the point across.


Washington Trolls is friggin' awesome name
 
2020-07-16 12:20:07 PM  

abb3w: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Why are you giving the reason for patents to defend trademarks?

Fair point; I suppose the basis for the trademark side of intellectual property law is grounded more in the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes. Nevertheless, my basic thesis remains sound; the boundaries of intellectual property of all sorts is a live political controversy.


You were actually right. Trademarks are not valid unless 3 prongs are met. The trademark is in known current use. The trademark is associated with an entity for which it represents (meaning you can't just make shirts and call it a day). That any attempt by another party to use said trademark is defended.. (Quack like a duck premise)
 
2020-07-16 12:20:31 PM  
The Washington Wank

Announcers could say things like "Defensive line got absolutely Wanked!"
 
2020-07-16 12:22:08 PM  
The Washington Swamp

Swampy could be their mascot.

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2020-07-16 12:24:34 PM  

Palined Parenthood: This guy is not preventing you from wiping your ass.


Then who is, Mr Smart Guy?
 
2020-07-16 12:33:45 PM  
Washington Monuments or gtfo

/If not I'll never stop not watching nfl
 
2020-07-16 12:36:50 PM  

Palined Parenthood: keldaria: The "Washington Lives Matter"
The "Washington Pork Barrels"
The "Washington Racist"
The "Washington Covidiots"
The "Washington Orangeskins"
The "Washington Very Stable Genius's"

Oh, and geniuses


That'sthejoke.jpg
 
2020-07-16 12:39:10 PM  
Huh, I thought was an article about MMOs.
 
2020-07-16 12:40:14 PM  

imapirate: Washington Gun Takers
Washington Hillarys
Washington Commies
Washington Jesus Haters
Washington Antifas
Washington Black Panthers
Washington Flag Burners
Washington Rachel Maddows
Washington Electric Cars
Washington Liberal Medias


Washington Enablers
 
2020-07-16 12:41:06 PM  

gulley: RI_Red: Washington Metros -- or, since this is Snyder we're talking about, he'll call them the Metro (like the Heat, Jazz, Thunder, Wild, Avalanche, Crimson Tide, &c.) and be the first NFL team with a singular noun.

Washington Metro/Metros is a fitting name. It sucks, it often breaks down, it's inefficient, some part of it is always out of service and out for repairs, sometimes it's on fire but never in a good way. That sounds like a DC NFL team.


I almost posted this same sentiment, but I'm not from DC and haven't visited in 20+ years (the Metro worked really well back then), so I didn't want to talk out of my ass -- this time, anyway.
 
2020-07-16 12:44:11 PM  
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2020-07-16 12:44:48 PM  

ricochet4: Palined Parenthood: This guy is not preventing you from wiping your ass.

Then who is, Mr Smart Guy?


Yes, but your reply needs some grammatical attention.
 
2020-07-16 12:45:05 PM  

keldaria: Palined Parenthood: keldaria: The "Washington Lives Matter"
The "Washington Pork Barrels"
The "Washington Racist"
The "Washington Covidiots"
The "Washington Orangeskins"
The "Washington Very Stable Genius's"

Oh, and geniuses

That'sthejoke.jpg


where's my damn coffee?
 
2020-07-16 12:48:10 PM  
I get that the Redskins are a shiatty organization led by shiatty people (frankly, the fact that it took decades of outrage and a nationwide uprising about a related subject to get them to change their name from a racial slur is pretty damning) and they pretty much deserve whatever they get, but seriously, fark IP trolls. They are the absolute worst.
 
2020-07-16 12:48:17 PM  
El_Dan:I'd like to see Washington Deep State, personally.

I'd also be fine with the Washington Blowhards.
 
2020-07-16 12:48:30 PM  

flappy_penguin: Washington Monuments or gtfo

/If not I'll never stop not watching nfl


fark nevermind. Just read tfa
 
2020-07-16 12:49:10 PM  
The Washington Karens

The Washington "Seven Absentee Proctologists in Search of a Tax Shelter"

The Washington Sportsballers

The Washington Racist Dogwhistles

The Washington Mercenaries
 
2020-07-16 12:51:32 PM  

damaged maven: WTF does this pandering have to do with Washington


Damn, that's a great suggestion.

The Washington Panderers
 
2020-07-16 12:53:22 PM  
Washington SubsidizedTaxExemptBillionaireOwners
 
2020-07-16 12:53:42 PM  

Halfabee64: Kryllith: Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?

The Washington Thinskins

The Beltway Bigots

Hey, now that their brand is damaged by scandal, maybe Eddie Lampert can buy them for pennies on the dollar and rename them The Washington Toughskins.


Nah, go with a name that has some history and tradition behind it - 'The Beltway Bandits'.
 
2020-07-16 12:54:28 PM  

imapirate: Washington Gun Takers
Washington Hillarys
Washington Commies
Washington Jesus Haters
Washington Antifas
Washington Black Panthers
Washington Flag Burners
Washington Rachel Maddows
Washington Electric Cars
Washington Liberal Medias


Love the Washington Gun Takers 
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2020-07-16 12:56:06 PM  

Senseless_drivel: Washington SubsidizedTaxExemptBillionaireOwners


Let's go with Washington Corruption instead. It's more punchy.
 
2020-07-16 1:01:18 PM  
Some of you commented before you actually read the whole article and what the guy said. Well, this is Fark after all.
 
2020-07-16 1:04:28 PM  
Washington Farks.  Make it happen
 
2020-07-16 1:15:00 PM  
The Washington Grifters
 
2020-07-16 1:49:47 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Senseless_drivel: Washington SubsidizedTaxExemptBillionaireOwners

Let's go with Washington Corruption instead. It's more punchy.


Oooh, I like that. Got a nice frisson of "Fark You" to it.
 
2020-07-16 1:52:37 PM  
Washington Crackers
 
2020-07-16 2:07:01 PM  

tekmo: Washington Department of Football


I prefer:

United States Department of Outstanding Football

You could use the acronym US DOOF.

I like.
 
2020-07-16 2:26:43 PM  

Palined Parenthood: keldaria: Palined Parenthood: keldaria: The "Washington Lives Matter"
The "Washington Pork Barrels"
The "Washington Racist"
The "Washington Covidiots"
The "Washington Orangeskins"
The "Washington Very Stable Genius's"

Oh, and geniuses

That'sthejoke.jpg

where's my damn coffee?


#The Washington Covfefe
 
2020-07-16 2:27:43 PM  

cew-smoke: Some of you commented before you actually read the whole article and what the guy said. Well, this is Fark after all.


This comment would be more appropriate if the link wasn't paywalled.
 
2020-07-16 2:28:18 PM  
Washington Football McFootballfaces
 
2020-07-16 2:30:12 PM  
The Washington Pundits

The Washington Lobbyists

The K Street Ballers
 
2020-07-16 2:42:05 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Mikey1969: Jesus, people are acting like this is something new. It's just like domain squatting. Now, suddenly everyone has their panties in a bunch? It's a shiatty practice that's gone on a long time. Maybe the team needs to look at the ones he's trademarked and come up with an alternative? Then he doesn't get their money and they still get a new name. Show some farking creativity, this guy hasn't cornered the market on that.

They could even be the Washington We Don't Pay Trademark Trolls. It doesn't exactly roll off the toungue, but it gets the point across.

Washington Trolls is friggin' awesome name


After I posted that, I thought the exact same thing.
 
2020-07-16 2:48:43 PM  

damaged maven: I'm in.
The worst I've heard is the Washington Redtails, supposedly to honor the Tuskeegee Airmen.  WTF does this pandering have to do with Washington football?


You're right, it doesn't. But man, it would be an honorable name. A name that's befitting, because to shows just how much black players sacrifice to pander to the interests of their white owners.

Some of those brothas are "woke." They know good and goddamned well the image of black men engaging and being brutalized in competitive sports is something that extends as far back as slavery. And that's not to say they don't mind. What are the odds that the average black boy, who has a talent for art, an interest in numbers, wants to own his own restaurant, etc., would ever enjoy the riches and privilege that the average suburban white kid, whose parents were actually able to pay for their college?

The Tuskegee Airmen were heroes. I actually worked for one and his wife, 26 years ago. He did rather well financially. A retired Colonel, with full benefits. They rented out properties. They had a beautiful home, on 3/4 of an acre. I called him "sir," his wife, "ma'am." These were my elders. You never disrespect your elders, especially when one of them was a goddamned hero.

Washington Red Tails. Airplane mascot. Black military pilots doing flyovers every first game. Your audience won't kneel when the national anthem is playing, because this isn't about honoring racist America, or racist cops. This isn't about abusing a black body for fun and profit. This it to honor young, strong, healthy black males, who didn't get to be engineers, architects and artists, but instead manipulated by poverty and society, telling them to "get it how you live it."

This is about acknowledging men who honorably fought for a country that took decades to fully honor them.

This is about honoring men
who look just like them.
 
2020-07-16 5:44:19 PM  
The Washington DCs.

They can have a DC10 as their logo
 
2020-07-16 6:55:37 PM  

RI_Red: gulley: RI_Red: Washington Metros -- or, since this is Snyder we're talking about, he'll call them the Metro (like the Heat, Jazz, Thunder, Wild, Avalanche, Crimson Tide, &c.) and be the first NFL team with a singular noun.

Washington Metro/Metros is a fitting name. It sucks, it often breaks down, it's inefficient, some part of it is always out of service and out for repairs, sometimes it's on fire but never in a good way. That sounds like a DC NFL team.

I almost posted this same sentiment, but I'm not from DC and haven't visited in 20+ years (the Metro worked really well back then), so I didn't want to talk out of my ass -- this time, anyway.


The Metro system was designed poorly to begin with, and the people in charge didn't do the repairs that they should have done over the years, so these days it works considerably less well than it used to. Shorter operating hours, more stations closed for renovation. On the plus side, it's been months since there was a fire in a train or a station, and years since anybody died.
 
2020-07-17 12:18:28 AM  
The Washington Morons

/America's Team
 
2020-07-17 8:05:13 PM  
My wife just suggested "The Washington Scandals".

Here's their logo:
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