via DCist:

This is big: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington football team's trademark registration, saying the name is "disparaging to Native Americans."

In the landmark case, Blackhorse v. Pro -Football, Inc., the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board filed in favor of the petitioners, finding that the name of Washington's professional football team is a racial slur and disparages Native Americans. Law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath originally filed the suit in 2006 on behalf of petitioners Amanda Blackhorse, Phillip Glover, Marcus Briggs-Cloud, Jillian Pappan and Courtney Tsotigh, who were seeking "the cancellation of six different trademarks associated with the Washington NFL team."