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Redskins Bill Might Affect Debate on Other Sports Teams' Monikers

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Faleomavaega has put forth a bill that would ban current and future trademarks that use the term “redskins” to refer to American Indians, stripping the trademark protection from the word. As a result, it could cost the Washington Redskins considerable sums of money related to its marketing. Proponents hope the loss would lead to a name change for the team.

“I think this bill is introduced as a real effort to use the offices of the Congress to bring up a matter of principle,” Norton said.

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