by Paul Alan Levy
Civil rights activists in Cobb County, Georgia, have been urging members of the community to come in force to the impending school board meeting on June Tenth to celebrate Juneteenth by signing up to speak in support of minority members of the school board, who have been under fire recently. Somebody created a flyer for that purpose; the flyer reproduces the local school district’s logo to help the public focus easily on which school district is at issue.
In an apparent effort to discourage this campaign, the school board has deployed an education law specialist at the firm of Nelson Mullins, to claim that the use of the logo is misleading, threatening to sue Richard Pellegrino, the field director for the Cobb County chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, for trademark infringement. In a letter sent today, we have explained why such a lawsuit would have no chance of success.
They might have been wiser to check with one of that firm's many IP specialists first.
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Excellent summation of what is occurring here, as well as across the nation: attempts to stifle free speech when it applies to speaking about systemic racism as well as the true history of race relations in America.