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9 February 2015Trademarks

US politician introduces bill to ban ‘redskin’ trademarks

A US politician has introduced a bill that would officially declare the word ‘redskin’ offensive and make it impossible to register it as a trademark, despite there being a pending lawsuit covering similar issues.

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