It appears that at least some gay marriage foes need to learn a thing or two about trademark law.
On January 12, ProtectMarriage.com sent Courage Campaign a cease and desist letter, alleging that Courage Campaign’s Prop 8 Trial Tracker logo infringes ProjectMarriage.com’s trademark and copyright in its logo.
On January 14, Courage Campaign responded that its trademark is protected as a parody (most notably, it has a family led by two women rather than a man and a woman), and that if ProjectMarriage.com brings suit, it will lose and have to pay Courage Campaign’s legal fees. In my opinion, Courage Campaign has the stronger argument.
The story, including lawyers’ letters in their entirety, is told at ProtectMarriage.com issues Cease and Desist for Prop 8 Trial Tracker logo depicting family of two mothers with two kids.
Image credit: Prop 8 Trial Tracker
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