Group sues Tennessee church over conference name

A religious organization in Florida that offers conferences aimed at helping men be better fathers and husbands sued a Tennessee megachurch for trademark infringement, BusinessWeek reports.

Mighty Men of God Inc. sued in federal court in Orlando, Florida, in June, and defendant World Outreach Church of Murfreesboro hasn’t yet responded, according to court filings.

The Florida group registered the phrases “Mighty Men” and “Mighty Men of God” as U.S. trademarks and has offered conferences under those marks in 17 states since 2003, according to court papers.

It claims it’s harmed by the Tennessee church’s use of “Mighty Men USA” as a title for its conferences and has lost financial support because of consumer confusion.

via Tesco, Conair, Latham, Yahoo!: Intellectual Property – Businessweek.

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