Washington Redskins trademark canceled

6/18/2014, 1:55 p.m.

In what could be the first step toward getting the Washington Redskins' name changed, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has decided to cancel six trademark registrations attached to the moniker.

According to official court documents, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled in favor of a plaintiff group led by Amanda Blackhorse and against Pro-Football, Inc.

Per Travis Waldron of ThinkProgress.com, the board decided that the trademarks were "disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered."