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Help "PraiseLive" Secure Their Trademark Rights: Legal Fund

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"PraiseLive" was created as a website called PraiseLive.com on December 6, 2009 to primarily promote the sharing of Christian music resources through the means of PDF-based lyrics and chords, PowerPoint slides, MP3 audio, and video by MP4 or YouTube links that correspond to each song posted. Live performances were recorded and shared. Live streaming of the music band by the same name of "PraiseLive" has been featured since 2010. Our overall goal was to develop and grow the "PraiseLive" name and brand to promote original music arrangements and also to branch into radio and TV programming.

Once the website was launched in 2009, there was viral traffic at the rate of 2-3000 visitors daily in 2010 and beyond.

Fast-forward to 2017, a radio station registered this name as a trademark and started using the same name with the same exact spelling of "PraiseLive" to "broadcast" their programs online with a slightly different website address extension and on their radio broadcasting stations. We discovered this in 2019 and decided to initiate a proceeding with the USPTO and now in Federal Court to cancel their bad faith registration as we have indisputable prior common law trademark rights to the same name.

5 years later, and after having spent about $75,000 in time and money, the case remains deadlocked. The radio station has the resources to keep fighting this though we have the facts and evidence to show that we as the original creators of the name have all the rights to solely use the name for our use.

Federal litigation of any trademark costs a lot of money to the tune of $1 million at least. We wish to raise about $50,000 to at least pay a lawyer to file an injunctive relief and then if that does not work, to try a summary judgement. Perhaps within these two stages, the defendant or radio station may abandon their continued pursuit of fighting this case. We are very small and have invested a lot of time and money into developing this brand and it is only fair that we are allowed to keep this name for our sole use.

Your support of any amount will help us greatly. Email or message us directly to know more details if so desired. Thank you.
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