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Wisconsin tribal members approve of Redskins ruling

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MARYLAND (WKOW) -- A new development in the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name has some Native Americans in Wisconsin celebrating.

The U.S. Patent Office canceled the NFL team's trademark registration, saying it is disparaging to Native Americans.

The move can't stop the team from using its Redskins logo, but now you can use it too, for free.

Tribal members in northeast Wisconsin are celebrating the ruling, saying it's more proof the time has come for the NFL franchise to finally change its name.

"We support the decision to revoke the trademark and we feel it's consistent with the long standing policy to protect names that are hurtful," Brandon Stevens, an Oneida Nation councilman, said.

An appeal of the decision is expected.
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