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In “From the Archives” this week: the Supreme Court ruled that the government can’t block a trademark because it offends certain people or groups. The decision undercuts efforts to force Washington’s football team, the Redskins, to change its name because some found it offensive. In 2014 on the Diane Rehm Show, guest host Susan Page discussed a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision to cancel the trademark registrations of the Washington Redskins.
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