Oneida Nation files consolidated petition for cancelation trademark trail

ONEIDA - The Oneida Nation, Wisconsin says it has filed a consolidated petition for cancelation with the Trademark Trail and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark office seeking cancelation of three United States Trademark Registrations owned by Oneida Indian Nation of New York. Both are federally recognized sovereign tribes

The Oneida Nation stated in a press release that the three United States Trademark Registrations subject to cancelation are directed to the terms ONEIDA and ONEIDA INDIAN NATION with respect to certain designated goods and services. 

According to the Oneida Nation, Wisconsin, it filed the Petition because it believes both tribes should be free to use ONEIDA, ONEIDA INDIAN NATION, ONEIDA NATION, and similar terms reflecting their common and shared cultural heritage and history.  

Oneida Nation, Wisconsin says they want to emphasize that the purpose of the Petition is not to prevent Oneida Indian Nation, New York from using the terms, but that it  will not prevent Oneida Indian Nation, New York from using ONEIDA or any other term.  Instead, Oneida Nation, Wisconsin seeks cancelation because Oneida Indian Nation, New York asserts that the Trademark Laws of the United States provide it with exclusive use of ONEIDA and ONEIDA INDIAN NATION throughout the United States, including preventing Oneida Nation, Wisconsin, use of ONEIDA and ONEIDA INDIAN NATION within the state of Wisconsin. 

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