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    U.S. government rejects SIOA trademark -- it offends Islam
    Sharia Alert from the U.S. government. WND picks up on this story. "Government protects Islam, rejects trademark," by Bob Unruh for WorldNetDaily, May 15:

    U.S. government rejects SIOA trademark -- it offends Islam
    Sharia Alert from the U.S. government. WND picks up on this story. "Government protects Islam, rejects trademark," by Bob Unruh for WorldNetDaily, May 15:

    A federal agency has rejected a request for a trademark by the organization "Stop Islamization of America" because its name may "disparage" Muslims.
    The group launched by Atlas Shrugs blogger Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch has drawn national attention for its bus-sign campaign offering support for Muslims who want to leave Islam. SIOA currently is organizing opposition to plans for an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero in New York City.

    Now the group reports the U.S. government has refused its request for a trademark designation for its name.

    The government response, posted on the site, states, "The applied-for mark refers to Muslims in a disparaging manner because by definition it implies that conversion or conformity to Islam is something that needs to be stopped or caused to cease.

    "The proposed mark further disparages Muslims because, taking into account the nature of the services ('providing information regarding understanding and preventing terrorism'), it implies that Islam is associated with violence and threats," the government agency said.

    "The trademark examining attorney refers to the excerpted articles from the LEXISNEXIS® computerized database referencing how many Muslims view terrorists as illegitimate adherents of Islam. ... Therefore, the suggestion that Islam equates terrorism would be disparaging to a substantial group of Muslims," it said.

    Government protects Islam, rejects trademark

    SIOA Trademark Sharia Enforcement - Atlas Shrugs

    SIOA TRADEMARK SHARIA ENFORCEMENT

    It is everywhere, folks, in every aspect of our lives from the big stuff (Major Hasan cover-up) to the minutia (trademark registration).

    Take a look at this. Robert and I registered the name Stop Islamization of America for trademark. It was refused -- go to this link, read the whole thing. It reads like a page out of Alice in Taqiyaland. The "news" stories they cite would be laughable if it weren't so lethal.

    The real question is - how can you stop something that has already happened and continues apace.

    U.S. TRADEMARK APPLICATION NO. 77940881 - STOP THE ISLAMIZATION OF AMERICA

    The applied-for mark refers to Muslims in a disparaging manner because by definition it implies that conversion or conformity to Islam is something that needs to be stopped or caused to cease. See attached dictionary definition. The proposed mark further disparages Muslims because, taking into account the nature of the services (“providing information regarding understanding and preventing terrorism”), it implies that Islam is associated with violence and threats. See attached dictionary definition. The trademark examining attorney refers to the excerpted articles from the LEXISNEXIS® computerized database referencing how many Muslims view terrorists as illegitimate adherents of Islam. See attachments. Therefore, the suggestion that Islam equates terrorism would be disparaging to a substantial group of Muslims.


    Accordingly, the applied-for mark is refused under Section 2(a) because it consists of matter which may disparage or bring into contempt or disrepute Muslims and the Islamic religion.

    Although applicant’s mark has been refused registration, applicant may respond to the refusal by submitting evidence and arguments in support of registration.
     
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    JScott I check facts.

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    Thats the rules... Tough luck.

    Can the Office refuse to register a mark?

    Yes. The Office will refuse to register matter if it does not function as a trademark. Not all words, names, symbols or devices function as trademarks. For example, matter which is merely the generic name of the goods on which it is used cannot be registered.

    Additionally, Section 2 of the Trademark Act (15 U.S.C. §1052) contains several of the most common (though not the only) grounds for refusing registration. The grounds for refusal under Section 2 may be summarized as:

    1. the proposed mark consists of or comprises immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter;
    2. the proposed mark may disparage or falsely suggest a connection with persons (living or dead), institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt or disrepute;
    3. the proposed mark consists of or comprises the flag or coat of arms, or other insignia of the United States, or of any State or municipality, or of any foreign nation;
    4. the proposed mark consists of or comprises a name, portrait or signature identifying a particular living individual, except by that individual's written consent; or the name, signature, or portrait of a deceased President of the United States during the life of his widow, if any, except by the written consent of the widow;
    5. the proposed mark so resembles a mark already registered in the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) that use of the mark on applicant's goods or services are likely to cause confusion, mistake, or deception;
    6. the proposed mark is merely descriptive or deceptively misdescriptive of applicant's goods or services;
    7. the proposed mark is primarily geographically descriptive or deceptively geographically misdescriptive of applicant's goods or services;
    8. the proposed mark is primarily merely a surname; and
    9. matter that, as a whole, is functional.

    Trademark FAQs
     
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    Well the appeal will go on.

    It is odd that free speech does protect an ideology that is fundamentally opposed to free speech and aims to destroy it , and is not extended to those trying to defend free speech.
     
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    who says they can't speak?

    government simply won't trademark racism.

    they'll lose the appeal too.
     
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    What race is Islam ?
     
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    would it make you feel better if i use the word 'prejudice'.

    like i said... it still won't be trademarked.
     
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    Well who says is prejudice?
    Objecting to genocide is not bigotry prejudice or hate speech.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FwIC7agtqE&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Excerpt: Muslim Students Association Member Confesses She Wants a Second Holocaust To David Horowitz[/ame]
     
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    Jillian, I am curious.. and perhaps already know the answer to this. Islam from all appearances is definitely prejudiced against the Jewish Nation. Should the US refuse to tradmark their symbols? Or not?
     
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