A Mormon on line service that is dating to launch later on in 2010 has gotten notice from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ solicitors asserting that the church exclusively has “Mormon” and images for the Salt Lake City temple.
Lawyers representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are arguing that Mormon Match cannot legitimately make use of the term “Mormon” or show photos associated with church’s temple on its paraphernalia. | (Photo: DateAMormon.com)
Your home page for “Mormon Match,” which enticed 1,000 singles from significantly more than 25 countries to sign-up within its very first 48 hours, carries a backdrop featuring the temple and a verse from 3 Nephi 14:7, a passage based in the Book of Mormon.
Robert Schick, of Intellectual Reserve Inc., whom represents the Mormon church’s trademarks, argued that the dating website has no formal reference to the LDS and therefore, no claim to make use of its language or pictures.
“We think our company is well inside our liberties to guard both the usage of the title regarding the church while the image associated with Salt Lake temple and also to explain that the plaintiff’s company doesn’t have connection whatsoever towards the church,” Schick told The Houston Chronicle. (more…)