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Update: That's it for the name "Washington Redskins," at least as far as legally protected trademark status goes. The appeals board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has stripped the NFL team of six trademarks. So if you make a living printing and selling your own Redskins hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts and giant foam fingers, today is your lucky day.
But keep them in a warehouse for a couple of years—the Redskins announced this afternoon that they would appeal the decision, pointing out that a similar decision in 1999 had been overturned four years later by judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly who "concluded that the U.S.