A realtor from Alexandria, Virginia has reportedly filed trademark claims for “every single possible” new name for the Washington Redskins.
Philip McCaulay filed the trademark claims on July 8, according to CBS Sports writer Will Brinson.
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The names listed in the trademark claims include the Washington Red Wolves, Washington Tribe, Washington Redtails, Washington Monuments, Washington Veterans, Washington Freedom Fighters, Washington War Hogs, Washington Red-Tailed Hawks and Washington Potomacs.
Another person filed a trademark claim for the Washington Radskins from California, Brinson reported.
The trademark claim filed by McCaulay came days after the Redskins officially announced the team name was under review. The Redskins decided on the review after investors pushed Nike, FedEx and Pepsi to reconsider having a working relationship with the NFL franchise. (RELATED: Amazon Pulls Washington Redskins Merchandise Amid Calls For Team Name Change)
The Washington Warriors is reportedly in the lead for the new name.
“In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name,” the team said in a statement. “This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks.”
“This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from the alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field,” owner Dan Snyder added.