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Obama Campaign Lawyers Go to Court Today in Effort to Bar Website’s ‘O’ Logo Sales

Posted Jul 9, 2012 7:06 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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President Barack Obama with campaign sign featuring
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Lawyers for President Obama’s re-election campaign go to court today seeking a preliminary injunction to stop a website from selling merchandise with an “O” logo.

The suit (PDF) filed in June claims the website Demstore.com is violating the trademark on the rising sun ‘O’ logo, report the Associated Press and The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times.

The campaign trademarked rising sun logos in 2008 and 2011.

DemStore argues that lots of companies are selling merchandise with the sun logo, and the campaign is engaged in selective enforcement.

Prior Related Coverage:

New York Times Campaign Stops Blog: “The ‘O’ in Obama’

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