Wednesday, June 11, 2008

More On Obama -vs- HSLDA

The Homeschool Legal Defense Assocation (HSLDA) has posted a response today to the Generation Joshua/Joshua Generation kerfuffle with the Obama campaign. After identifying the trademarks that HSLDA holds and their various uses of the name Generation Joshua, J. Michael Smith writes,
"After hearing of this possible use of the name "Joshua Generation" by Obama for America, HSLDA's legal counsel promptly sent a letter to the campaign. This letter provided additional notice of HSLDA's federal trademark registrations, explaining that the similarity of the "Joshua Generation Project" name-as used with the proposed activities of the Obama for America campaign-is likely to cause confusion with HSLDA's GENERATION JOSHUA® marks. HSLDA also requested that the campaign promptly refrain from using the "Joshua Generation Project" name or any other name that is confusingly similar to HSLDA’s GENERATION JOSHUA® trademarks. This letter provided several days for the Obama for America campaign
to appropriately process and respond to this request. While HSLDA respects Senator Obama's desire to reach out to young people of faith, HSLDA is hopeful that the Obama for America campaign will respect HSLDA's trademark rights and honor this request. "
HSLDA does not provide the actual letter sent to the Obama campaign or state how many days the Obama campaign has to respond to their request. Stay tuned.

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