The Washington Football Team was denied a trademark of that name by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which found a similar trademark already exists.
The trademark is “Washington Football Club,” which was granted to Philip McCaulay of Virginia. Sensing the franchise would one day drop the controversial “Redskins” nickname it has used since 1933, McCaulay applied for trademarks to numerous names that he believed would be possible alternatives for the team.
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