Commanders Trademark Battle Takes A Turn After Fan Sets Conditions For Charitable Contributions

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The Washington Commanders found themselves in a weird situation on Wednesday after their trademark applications were denied.

Now, it appears the situation takes a turn, but for the better. In fact, securing the trademark might be a no-brainer move for this NFL franchise now.

As it turns out, “Martin McCaulay, the DC-area man with pending (trademark) apps in the way of the NFL’s Washington Commanders” set conditions for charitable contributions for the team to own the trademarks in question, per Darren Heitner.

McCaulay aims for the Commanders to contribute “to a charity that offers scholarships to Native Americans.”

As of now, the organization has yet to make announcement regarding the updated situation. However, based on the parameters set, this should be a no-brainer decision for the new ownership group taking over soon.

Additionally, it’s really cool to see that this fan isn’t seeking compensation and instead is hoping to have the money donated to a good cause.

At the same time, it’s a great way to get back at the previous team owner, Dan Snyder, who refused to change the team name for years.

This Martin McCaulay guy could have been money hungry and demanded a fat pay check from the Commanders for the trademark rights. Instead, he simply wants the franchise to contribute to a charity.

How can Washington say “no” to that?

We’ll have to wait and see how it plays out, as the current sale of the Commanders technically isn’t finalized just yet.

But this trademark issue should be resolved soon after the purchase is complete.