Diocese Says Ex-Episcopal Bishop Infringes Its Marks

Law360, New York (September 22, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT) -- The Episcopal Diocese of Forth Worth, Texas, has launched a trademark infringement suit against a former bishop it says split from the church over disagreements about the role of women and homosexuals, but continues to use the diocese' seal and title.

The Reverend Jack Leo Iker, who took the bulk of the diocese's clergy with him when he abandoned his allegiance to the church in 2008, continues to refer to his order as the Episcopal Diocese of Forth Worth, according to a suit filed Tuesday in...
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