About That Washington Football Trademark Dispute (Happy Birthday, Mr. Precedent…)


By now, of course, all the blogosphere is atwitter with news that the Washington Redskins have lost their trademark because, apparently, you can’t trademark a derogatory term.  What many don’t realize is that it was a court case involving America’s most beloved derogatorily-termed magazine that created the precedent for the ruling.  Apparently, way back in 2008, Heeb attempted to get a trademark for a line of clothes, but the court ruled that Heeb couldn’t be trademarked onaccounna well, you’ve probably figured it out by now.

Native Americans, you’re welcome.

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About The Author


The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

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