In this Aug. 3, 2010, file photo, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder attends a workout at the NFL football team's training camp in Ashburn, Va. The campaign to ditch "Redskins" by those who consider it a racial slur has reached unprecedented momentum over the last 18 months. Snyder has always vowed never to change the name. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins on Thursday formally appealed a ruling that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal maneuver in the franchise’s attempt to defend its name against those who consider it a racial slur.

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