Associated Press , Published March 07 2013
Challenge to Redskins name begins anew at hearing
Both sides appeared Thursday in a 90-minute hearing before three judges on the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
A lawyer representing a group of American Indians said the word “redskin” is a slur, but the case isn't that simple. The plaintiffs have to show the name Washington Redskins was disparaging to a significant population of Native Americans when the team was granted its trademarks decades ago.
General Manager Bruce Allen said afterward that he doesn't know if it's been proven that the name is offensive and that the team has no plans to change it.
The judges might take as long as a year to issue a ruling.
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