Journal Article

The American Red Cross dispute

David Zaslowsky and Christopher Chinn

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 4, issue 2, pages 91-92
Published in print February 2009 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online December 2008 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpn242
The American Red Cross dispute

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The US District Court, Southern District of New York, held that the American National Red Cross's licensing of the Red Cross name and emblem violated neither the Geneva Convention nor US federal law governing the use of the Red Cross name and emblem. The court based its decision on a finding that licensing the Red Cross name and emblem to commercial entities in order to raise funds for Red Cross activities was itself an activity within the scope of the authority granted to the American National Red Cross.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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