U.S. News | World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Sued in Trademark Infringement Case

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In July, Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, Inc. for violating the Federal Trademark Infringement and Federal Unfair Competition under the Lanham Act.

According to the suit, the plaintiff accused0 the defendant of using her logo for over 50 years in affiliation with conducting religious and spiritual services and spiritual retreats, and for other purposes which has caused a big lump of confusion among the public and has infringed the trademark of the plaintiff causing severe damages.

The defendant has refused to cease its infringement on plaintiff’s statutory and common law intellectual property rights, the plaintiff claims.

The plaintiff alleged that the defendant consistently marketed its infringed religious services via media websites thus earning statutory and uncommon recognition.

The plaintiff seeks a trial by jury and seeks preliminary and permanent injunction, award of damages in an amount to be ascertained at time of trial, including punitive damages, attorneys’ fees, and such other and further relief as to this Court shall deem just and proper.

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Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity Vs World Peace et. Al.

Court – U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Case # – 3:18-cv-01508-RDM

Filing Date – July 30

Case – Trademark Infringement

Cause – Infringement

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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