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Washington NFL Franchise Retires Name and Logo


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51 minutes ago, CherryMX said:

It's been said and will be said again, but this is the direction they should go, letting the name be something fairly unremarkable and the classic look speak for itself.

 

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I love that color scheme, but they've already announced that they're dropping all First Nations imagery.

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10 hours ago, New_Member said:

Real, unique, indigenous and specific animal names work better than generic ones. Think Diamondback vs. Snake, or Terrapin vs. Turtle, or Seahawk vs. Hawk, or Bengal (not indigenous of course) vs. Tiger, or Oriole vs. Bird, or Marlin vs. Fish.

 

 

For the record, a red wolf is a particular species (or subspecies) of wolf. So it's actually more specific than your examples diamondback, terrapin, oriole, or marlin, each of which are terms covering several species.

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2 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Regarding the trademark issue that's been brought up a bunch of times (them continuing to sell their old stuff just to maintain the trademark) didn't courts rule that they can't have a trademark on it?  Or was it just the name?  I could swear that there's something about not being able to trademark slurs or 'hate speech' or something like that.

 

 

As I recall the trademark appeals board invalidated the name as being derogatory. But in a separate case decided while Washington appealed the ruling, the Supreme Court ruled trademark law's proscription of derogatory marks unconstitutionally abridged the right to free speech. As a result, the previous ruling in the Washington case became moot and the team could continue to protect their name.

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20 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

I love that color scheme, but they've already announced that they're dropping all First Nations imagery.

 

Ahh.  Must've missed that.  Welp, we shall see, I guess. 

 

Fingers crossed it's not a Brandiose-style treatment.

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12 minutes ago, DNAsports said:

Cherries is another term for boobs

 

2 minutes ago, Friedrich Stuart Macbeth said:

So what? America's best commodity is the women's breast sizes. MIght as well have 'em.

 

Get back on topic, boys. There are plenty of fine places to have your current discussion and this place isn't any of them.

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Just now, infrared41 said:

 

 

Get back on topic, boys. There are plenty of fine places to have your current discussion and this place isn't any of them.

But on a serious note, Cherries may sound collegiate to many sports fans out there. And while I admit it has some cough;perveted;cough meaning, Cherries is both a fun nickname to pick form and a word with historical/cultural connections.

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3 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Regarding the trademark issue that's been brought up a bunch of times (them continuing to sell their old stuff just to maintain the trademark) didn't courts rule that they can't have a trademark on it?  Or was it just the name?  I could swear that there's something about not being able to trademark slurs or 'hate speech' or something like that.

Actually, the ruling in another case acknowledged that you CAN trademark something that somebody else could find offensive. Case involved a band with Asian musicians that called themselves The Slants. 

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