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Washington Leaders Might Need To Alter Their Name Once More

Washington Leaders could potentially experience yet another name adjustment after transitioning from Redskins to Football Team before selecting their current name.

The squad is on the brink of a new chapter, with the possession shifting hands prior to the kickoff of the 2023 NFL season. However, there may be a significant twist down the road as legal advisor Josh Gerben reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has dismissed the squad’s trademark application for the “Leaders name.”

The application was declined due to an existing trademark for “Leaders’ Classic” and due to pending applications filed by an individual in the D.C. region.

The Leaders’ Classic is an annual college football match between Army and Air Force. With regards to the second rationale, Martin McCaulay applied for trademarks for “Washington Space Commanders” and “Washington Wolf Leaders” while attempting to acquire ownership of the name.

Gerben suggests that the NFL squad could contest the issue and may reach an agreement allowing them to use the name. Meanwhile, McCaulay has stated for years that he would relinquish anything he holds if the squad desires it.

Gerben believes Washington will eventually be able to utilize the name, but the fresh ownership ensemble might not actually desire to persist under the Leaders moniker. As a result, only time will tell how this unfolds.

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