Church Wins $6M In Suit Over Knockoff Religious Garb

Law360, Los Angeles (June 30, 2011, 11:14 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday ordered an online retailer to pay The General Council of the Assemblies of God more than $6 million in damages for selling knockoff religious garb that infringes the trademarks of the Pentecostal Christian ministry.

The default judgment resolves a lawsuit filed in November 2010 that accused Ranger Supply of stealing thousands of images from the Assemblies of God online store to sell copycat goods.

The Ranger Supply Store Inc. must destroy all of its T-shirts, patches and other memorabilia that...
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