Obama Campaign Hauls Printer into Court
WASHINGTON, DC—It seems President Obama’s re-election campaign is swapping out the now-famous “yes, we can” slogan for a more austere “no, you may not or I’ll take you to court.”
The campaign did just that, filing suit against DC-based Washington Promotions & Printing (and its Website, Demstore.com), alleging trademark and unfair competition violations via the sale of items featuring the “Rising Sun” logo used in Obama’s campaigns, Reuters reported.
The suit contends that Washington Promotions & Printing’s products will make consumers believe the company is associated with Obama for America, hurting the campaign’s ability to make money off of merchandise with the Rising Sun logo. Obama for America is seeking a court order to halt the sale of the products, along with an accounting and award of profits from the defendant, damages and attorney fees.