A group of Democrats introduced legislation to the House Wednesday that would implicitly require the Washington Redskins football team to change its name.
The Non-Disparagement of American Indians in Trademark Registrations Act of 2013, co-sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, would prevent the term “Redskins” from being trademarked and would erode profits to the team by allowing other businesses to sell apparel and goods featuring the name, The Hill reports.
The Redskins have declined to comment, The Hill reports.
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