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Michael T. Smith

a partner in Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP based in Falls Church, Virginia, focuses his practice on all aspects of trademark law, including clearance, prosecution, maintenance, enforcement, and licensing.

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Recent Articles by Michael T. Smith

Washington, D.C. NFL Team Loses Race to the Trademark Office: Does it Matter?

As previously reported, Washington, D.C.’s professional football team announced recently that it has decided to retire the “Redskins” name and logo. In surveys throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area, three possible replacement names have emerged as favorites among the fans: Warriors, Red Wolves, and Redtails. Armed with the knowledge of the name change and the relative popularity of the possible replacement names, two enterprising individuals have applied to obtain a federal trademark registration for the marks WARRIORS, WASHINGTON RED WOLVES, and WASHINGTON REDTAILS, respectively. Neither applicant appears to be connected to the owners of the Washington D.C. professional football team.