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Controversial sports team names

Published: May 01 2013 01:36:50 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 18 2014 10:20:48 AM EDT

With the United States Patent and Trademark Office canceling the Washington Redskins trademark registration, take a look at other sports team names and mascots that have drawn controversy over the years.

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the NFL team's name "disparaging to Native Americans." The move, which if upheld on appeal would prevent the team from having exclusive right to the trademark, comes after leaders in Congress and President Barack Obama have come out against the name over the past year.

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