Så lenge politisk korrekthet var en baby for aktivister kunne den bekjempes. Men når den kommer på innsiden av statsinstitusjonene og kan straffe, forby og påby, er det noe annet. Den amerikanske fotballklubben Redskins er nektet patentrettigheter av det amerikanske patentkontoret fordi de kan krenke en annen part.
According to Forbes magazine, the Redskins are the third most valuable franchise in the NFL behind the Cowboys and Patriots, and were valued at approximately $1.6 billion as of 2013. They have also broken the NFL’s mark for single-season attendance ten years in a row.
The team name and logo have been the subject of controversy. Lawsuits have been filed by Native American groups who considered the team name and logo disparaging. However, recent polls have shown a lack of major support among Americans for a name change. On June 18, 2014, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) voted to cancel the six Redskins trademarks in a 2-to-1 vote. The name was called «disparaging to Native Americans» by the patent office. Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act prohibits the registration of any mark if they are «disparaging, scandalous contemptuous, or disreputable.»