Thoughts on current legal news in media, technology and the arts

Obama’s Campaign Committee Sues Online Vendor for Trademark Infringement

Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | Posted by Lizbeth Hasse, Esq. | Labels: ,

Rising Sun Trademark
Last week President Obama’s campaign committee, Obama for America, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against an online vendor,, for allegedly using the campaign’s trademarked logo without permission. 

The campaign sent two “cease and desist” letters last year, but the company did not stop using the logos. DemStore has sold merchandise supporting Democratic candidates since 1985, and currently sells Obama election merchandise bearing two logos that belong to Obama for America. 

The two logos at issue are the “Rising Sun” logo, which Obama for America has owned under a federally registered trademark since 2008; and the “2102 Rising Sun” logo, for which it has a pending federal trademark application.

Read what I've written about this here...


Post a Comment