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“The Washington Football Team’s Trademark Journey: Over the Bumps and Full Speed Ahead”

July 23, 2021

Marsha Gentner, Washington, D.C.-based Senior Counsel in Dykema’s Intellectual Property Group, authored the IP Watchdog article, “The Washington Football Team’s Trademark Journey:  Over the Bumps and Full Speed Ahead.”

In the article, Gentner presented a timeline of the team’s name change to “Washington Football Team,” announced on July 13, 2020, and its subsequent trademark application journey after the USPTO’s refusal to register the marks. She also described the process of refusal and possible follow-up actions, including options and next steps for the NFL team.

To read the entire article, click here.