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Kelli Ovies Interviews with 99.9 FM The Fan Regarding Washington Redskins Trademark

June 25, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. – Kelli Ovies, a lawyer with Smith Anderson, was interviewed on Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc.’s 99.9 FM The Fan regarding Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc., the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s recent, highly publicized decision concerning Pro Football, Inc.’s federal trademark registrations for “Redskins.” The decision does not require the Washington Redskins football team to change its name, but it does cancel the federal registrations of the “Redskins” mark. To access the full interview, click on the video link below.

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About Kelli Ovies

Kelli Ovies joined Smith Anderson in September 2006. She practices in the areas of Contract Disputes and Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Intellectual Property. She also assists clients with protecting their intellectual property by prosecuting trademark registration applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. For more information, visit her full bio at

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