W&L Law's Chris Seaman On Redskins Trademark Decision

Christopher Seaman

Prof. Chris Seaman

Washington and Lee law professor Chris Seaman was interviewed recently by Virginia Business on the recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to cancel six of the federal trademark registrations held by the Washington Redskins football team.

Seaman, along with other experts, said the decision was largely symbolic, and the team still had other means to use and protect their trademarks.

"In legal terms, the impact will be limited," Seaman said. "This is yet another source of applying some degree of pressure to change the name. I don't think we will see any immediate change."

The full article from Virginia Business is available online.

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