Delta Lambda Phi, a national Greek organization founded in
1986 to promote the interests of gay, bisexual, transgender, and progressive
students, recently accused Delta Lambda Psi of trademark infringement.
in 2005, Delta Lambda Psi describes
itself as "the first gender-neutral Greek club, with a strong commitment to
being involved with the GLBTQQIA community." It is also known as "The World's First Gender
The complaint alleges that:
Defendant's use of a name that
differs by only a single letter ("Phi/Psi") from Plaintiff's name has already
caused many examples of actual confusion. This confusion has been compounded by
Defendant's use of DLP to identify itself on Twitter, MySpace, and in its founding
Defendant's Greek organization is
very similar to and competes with Plaintiff's Greek organization, and the
organizations are promoted and made available to students and alumni of
universities and colleges. Both organizations serve the interests of the gay,
bisexual, transgender, progressive, and related communities at colleges and
universities, as well a alumni.
More on this trademark case can be found in the Daily Emerald and The Register-Guard.
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