As I have said, the USPTO can be great for competitive research and the like. Someone from Potomac, Maryland (yes, that is where current Washington football team owner Dan Snyder lives) filed to register WASHINGTON BRAVEHEARTS this month. The story was actually first reported by TMZ.
As the media and public pressure to change the current team name grows, the information made the rounds in the news, and the Redskins’ spokesperson even commented on it.
NFL.com: Washington Redskins nix Bravehearts team name
DC Sports Bog: Redskins: No connection with ‘Bravehearts’