"Morale Patch" Trademark Defense

$16,177 of $10k goal

Raised by 318 people in 1 month
Yanne Root  KETCHUM, ID
Our community is under attack. The term "Morale Patch" was recently trademarked despite it being a common and generic term that our community has used for years and developed its identity around. We've reached our initial goals of $5,000 and $8,000, but keep going...who knows how much this thing is going to cost, but we're probably going to need a sizable war chest.

We've got engagement letters in hand to retain counsel specializing in trademark law. We will be filing a motion of "cancellation" of the trademark. We're confident that with the amount of previous usage, this trademark will be successfully and swiftly cancelled.

The retainer is $2,000 and the cost per hour of the attorney is $350. Any leftover funds after the legal challenge will be donated or used towards a cause that benefits the patch community as a whole...like perhaps a charity, an event at Shot Show for all of us, or a special patch for the group of people who answered the call. One step at a time, and right now that step is to defend the community and stand up for the principle of the matter.

If you'd like to contribute to this cause, $5, $20, or even $1,000 (like Jason Wages aka Modern Arms) or whatever you can give...you will be remembered as a hero and will be forever able to say that you stood up for what is decent and right in the face of tyranny. Now, go back to your Xerxes and tell him that he faces free men here.

-Violent Little
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1 month ago
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We've blown through our goal of $10,000. I fear we may be over-funded at this point. From my preliminary talks with IP attorneys I believe we've got enough to cover our first go at this. Thanks to the community for the support...your message is loud and clear.
Sincerely,
The Messenger Boy
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1 month ago
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Wow...this community proves why it's the best time and time again. (WE ALL) surpassed our $5,000 goal within an hour. I've raised it to $8,000 to keep the momentum going. We don't know how much this is going to cost yet, but we will be prepared. Post and share with your friends to get the word out. This morale patch community is the best...period.
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Cmac Mac
1 month ago

FB page https://www.facebook.com/MoralePatchDefenceFund/

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$16,177 of $10k goal

Raised by 318 people in 1 month
Created February 15, 2017
Yanne Root  
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Proceeds from Trademark Defense Fund Patches! Let's slaughter those A-HOLES in court!

$1,000
Tom Stoughton
14 days ago
TB
$50
Tim Bui
17 days ago
TF
$5
Travis Few
19 days ago
BP
$5
Brandon Porter
21 days ago
$10
Anonymous
24 days ago
DS
$20
Damian Smith
25 days ago
RT
$10
Randy Thompson
1 month ago
MK
$25
Mike K
1 month ago
$20
Jorge Gomez
1 month ago
Cmac Mac
1 month ago

FB page https://www.facebook.com/MoralePatchDefenceFund/

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