Presidential candidate’s lawyer schooled over spurious IP claim

18 11 2015
September 19, 2015
Cyrus Farivar
A lawyer representing Ben Carson, a Republican candidate for president, has claimed that the slew of over 1,500 goods sold on CafePress bearing his name and likeness are illegal.

In a September 10 e-mail to CafePress, Clyde Vanel demanded all “unauthorized” products be removed—claiming that such materials were in violation of a host of laws, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Lanham Act, Federal Trademark Infringement, and Federal Copyright Infringement, among other alleged violations of Carson’s privacy.


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