Gay Student Fraternity Files Trademark Case against Gender-Neutral Greek Organization

Gay Student Fraternity Files Trademark Case against Gender-Neutral Greek Organization

 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.

Founded 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 Neutral Frarority."

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 documents.

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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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