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MoveOn.org, an online service that helps American citizens develop petitions, has a slogan. That slogan is “Democracy in Action,” and the site purports to promote participation in the democratic process with the purpose of enacting change. Well, the company is getting a taste of the darker side of the legal system now, as it has been slapped with a trademark infringement suit by the state of Louisiana.
Like MoveOn.org, Louisiana has a slogan as well, a tourism slogan: “Pick your passion!” This is the intellectual property that Lt. Governor (and Commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism) Jay Dardenne has accused MoveOn of infringing upon.