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(247 Sports)   The Washington Football Team asked the US Patent Office to approve "Washington Football Team". The Patent Office: "how about no? How does that hit your ears?"   (247sports.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Washington Redskins, Washington Football Team, United States Patent and Trademark Office, San Diego Chargers, Trademark Office, United States Patent, National Football Conference, initial refusal of the trademark application  
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2021-06-19 12:13:21 PM  
How about the Washington Football Footballs?

Go Balls!
 
2021-06-19 12:13:35 PM  
Let the legal bootlegging of products begin!
 
2021-06-19 12:23:30 PM  
Any competent IP lawyer would have told them that there was no chance of getting a trademark on that.

On the other hand, Dan Snyder.
 
2021-06-19 12:30:38 PM  
I will always call them "The Washington Redskins".
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/Has family that spends my money on things like this.
 
2021-06-19 12:59:53 PM  
Why didn't they just named it Washington: Team Football?

Call themselves "WTFers."
 
2021-06-19 1:37:19 PM  
Wonks?
 
2021-06-19 1:55:50 PM  

Cafe Threads: Why didn't they just named it Washington: Team Football?

Call themselves "WTFers."


You can trademark that. Easily. Good brand.
 
2021-06-19 4:45:05 PM  
fark the huskies
 
2021-06-19 4:51:38 PM  
Team America: World Police
 
2021-06-19 4:57:44 PM  
THATSA BIN-GO

/wheres the WNSL thread
//NWSL
 
2021-06-19 5:03:07 PM  

Joshudan: How about the Washington Football Footballs?

Go Balls!


Did you see the Balls play yesterday?  What a sack!
 
2021-06-19 5:07:45 PM  

detonator: fark the huskies


As a mature adult with the proper perspective on things which matter in life, I fully approve of the entirely necessary potshot out of the blue delivered by an Oregon fan that lesser people who believe themselves to be above such things would incorrectly deem to be petty.

Red Dawn - the hate keeps me warm
Youtube NQyhmd7Gk4U
 
2021-06-19 5:09:30 PM  

WoodyHayes: detonator: fark the huskies

As a mature adult with the proper perspective on things which matter in life, I fully approve of the entirely necessary potshot out of the blue delivered by an Oregon fan that lesser people who believe themselves to be above such things would incorrectly deem to be petty.

[YouTube video: Red Dawn - the hate keeps me warm]


Comedy be damned
 
2021-06-19 5:10:26 PM  

detonator: fark the huskies


Say no to quack!

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2021-06-19 5:13:59 PM  

The_Sponge: detonator: fark the huskies

Say no to quack!

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Sarcasm be damned too!!!
 
2021-06-19 5:29:31 PM  
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2021-06-19 5:30:36 PM  

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That's how it's done. Well played!!
 
2021-06-19 5:46:19 PM  

The_Sponge: Joshudan: How about the Washington Football Footballs?

Go Balls!

Did you see the Balls play yesterday?  What a sack!


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2021-06-19 5:49:08 PM  
How about the Washington Football Giants?
 
2021-06-19 5:56:03 PM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: I will always call them "The Washington Redskins".
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/Has family that spends my money on things like this.


What a cute kitty in that "man cave"
 
2021-06-19 5:57:44 PM  
"Beltway Bandits" has a nice ring to it, with good options for a mascot.
 
2021-06-19 6:30:36 PM  

detonator: WoodyHayes: detonator: fark the huskies

As a mature adult with the proper perspective on things which matter in life, I fully approve of the entirely necessary potshot out of the blue delivered by an Oregon fan that lesser people who believe themselves to be above such things would incorrectly deem to be petty.

[YouTube video: Red Dawn - the hate keeps me warm]

Comedy be damned


Disappointing, much like my apparently eternal inability to spell any variation of "disappoint" without a spellchecker. The world does not need more comedy, hate would have done nicely there. :(
 
2021-06-19 6:34:20 PM  

WoodyHayes: detonator: WoodyHayes: detonator: fark the huskies

As a mature adult with the proper perspective on things which matter in life, I fully approve of the entirely necessary potshot out of the blue delivered by an Oregon fan that lesser people who believe themselves to be above such things would incorrectly deem to be petty.

[YouTube video: Red Dawn - the hate keeps me warm]

Comedy be damned

Disappointing, much like my apparently eternal inability to spell any variation of "disappoint" without a spellchecker. The world does not need more comedy, hate would have done nicely there. :(


I'm not in a haiku mood today, yet.
 
2021-06-19 6:49:11 PM  
Washington of Fun
 
2021-06-19 7:02:48 PM  
How about a name indicative of where they're located? Like:

The Washington Lame-ducks
The Washington Liars
The Washington Scammers
 
2021-06-19 8:18:32 PM  

Cafe Threads: Why didn't they just named it Washington: Team Football?

Call themselves "WTFers."


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2021-06-19 8:50:05 PM  

FatherChaos: How about a name indicative of where they're located? Like:

The Washington Lame-ducks
The Washington Liars
The Washington Scammers


Washington Bullets is available.

/go soccer-style and call them FC Washington
 
2021-06-19 8:57:34 PM  
Call them the Washington Traitors
 
2021-06-19 10:29:03 PM  
Synder could just license "Washington Football Club". I doubt the guy that owns it would want to go to court because a) he'd have to show that he made efforts to keep the name in the public's conscience (doubtful since I haven't the slightest clue what it's for), b) he'd easily spend $1 million or more in lawyers and c) damages would likely be negligible.
 
2021-06-20 12:25:49 AM  
The DC FC
 
2021-06-20 3:02:41 AM  
If the clothing portion was removed, the team's application could be approved for simply the name of the team, according to Gerben. But if that were the case, fans would not have team merchandise to purchase.

OH NO! We won't be able to get "official" WFT merchandise to line Dan's pockets?
 
2021-06-20 8:15:56 AM  
Soccer has Football Clubs (FC).

Thus
Football Team Washington
FT Washington
(Fark The Washington)
 
2021-06-20 8:18:32 AM  
But if that were the case, fans would not have team merchandise to purchase.

omg, not true. The fans would have team merchandise, and they'd also be able to make it and sell it themselves.

So there would be an overabundance of team merchandise.
 
2021-06-20 10:39:46 AM  
What about "THE Washington Patriots"
//Can cite THE Ohio State University as a sponsoring mark
 
2021-06-20 10:55:33 AM  
Relevant from last year. The guy holding the competing "Washington Football Club" trademark apparently offered it and others to the NFL for free and the league or team never responded. Seems the WFT could have done a little more research and avoided this delay.
https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/man-off​e​red-nfl-dozens-free-trademarks-dc-team​/story?id=71843133
 
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