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Ohio group vows to keep pressure on Indians logo

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of an Ohio American Indian group says a Supreme Court decision to strike down the disparagement clause in trademark law won't affect efforts to get the Cleveland Indians to change their Chief Wahoo logo and nickname.

Philip Yenyo, executive director of the American Indian Movement of Ohio, says he does not think Monday's court ruling will help teams like the Washington Redskins and Indians keep monikers that some find offensive.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said earlier this year that he wants the Indians to transition away from using the red-faced, smiling logo.

The Supreme Court ruled in a case involving the rock band "The Slants" that the government can't refuse to register trademarks that are considered offensive.

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