April 3, 1999 |
The Washington Redskins have no right to trademark their nickname because it is disparaging to Native Americans, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Friday. In a decision that gave nearly total victory to a group of Native Americans who filed a complaint in 1992, the board ordered the cancellation of federal registrations for seven Redskin trademarks, including the team's name and the helmet logo showing an Indian's head in profile.
April 4, 1992 |
A $6-million lawsuit alleging sexual harassment by the New England Patriots was filed by a former employee of the team, Carolyn Palla, 28, of Providence, R.I. She alleges she was harassed by Patriot vice president of administration Patrick Forte.
April 29, 1991 |
You have an option today of describing sports reporter Lisa Olson as a fighter rejecting an indignity, defending the ramparts of women's rights. Or you can see Olson as we do--a pain in the hip, now reacting out of proportion to the stimulus. Her adventure begins last fall when, covering the New England Patriots for a Boston paper, she is encamped in the locker room, conducting an interview.