Court Rejects Appeal Over Redskins Trademark

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Washington (CNN) — The Washington Redskins (3-6) are struggling this season, but the organization got a break Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Native Americans calling the pro club’s trademark “disparaging.”

At issue was whether plaintiffs were decades too late in filing a lawsuit, or whether that registered trademark should have been denied years ago since as plaintiffs claim ” ‘redskins’ is today and has been historically a disparaging racial epithet that brings them into contempt, ridicule, and disrepute.”

The legal dispute is over what’s called the doctrine of laches — negligence or delay in asserting a claim.

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