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    Challenge To Redskins Name Reaches Supreme Court

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    A group of Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins name is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case against the team's trademark owner, Pro-Football Inc.

    The group has been working since 1992 to abolish the name its attorney, Phil Mause, calls "a derogatory racial epithet."

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled in favor of the Native Americans in 1999. But this year the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decided the group waited too long to bring the suit.

    The law firm representing Pro-Football Inc. could not be reached for comment.

    Rebecca Sheir reports...

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