Washington Redskin's name being challenged


Five plaintiffs are challenging the trademark of the offensive nickname for the NFL team, the Washington Redskins. They claim the trademark is offensive to the Native American culture and people, and are demanding that it be changed.

The Redskins organization claims that their name is to honor Native American culture and argues that the name isn't offensive.

The Redskins trademark was challenged before in 1992, but no progress was made as the court declined to intervene in the matter.