ASHBURN, Va., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A District Court judge ruled Wednesday the Washington Redskins can keep their name and logo.
Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly overturned an earlier finding that the trademarks disparaged Native Americans.
The judge said the U.S. Trial Trademark and Appeals Board's ruling that the trademarks may be disparaging, "is unsupported by substantial evidence, is logically flawed and fails to apply the correct legal standard to its own finding of facts."
In an 84-page opinion, Kollar-Kotelly also noted that the 25-year delay in pursuing the challenge to the Redskins name was unreasonable and precluded consideration of the case.
She concurred with the argument brought by the team, which has had the nickname since 1933.