Redskins ask Supreme Court to review trademark case

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WRIC) — Washington’s NFL football team is asking the Supreme Court to review the case that cost them trademark rights for ‘Redskins.’

On Monday, the team filed a document called a writ of certiorari, which is a request to the nation’s highest court that the eight current justices hear this case and make a ruling.

The team wants the trademark case to be considered as a companion case to another trademark case. That other case involves the name of an Asian-American rock band.

The same people who decided the name ‘Redskins’ was offensive decided the band’s name – the Slants – was also offensive.

The Redskins want to argue alongside the attorney for this band that the trademark board’s decision violates the first amendment. The team also claims in the filing that its 5th Amendment right to due process has been violated.

The next step for this case was to be the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, although this writ could possibly skip that step and go right to the high court for a final decision.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for updates. 

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