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Trademark Riff Divides Canadian Gay Groups

Law360 (July 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A dispute over intellectual property is threatening to divide the gay community in Canada as provincial groups object to rights for the word “pride” being granted to the country’s biggest gay organization.

“Pride” has come to be associated with the worldwide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in such events as gay pride parades.

The IP battle will make a surprise appearance at the gay pride parade in Vancouver, British Columbia next week when some participants march against Vancouver Pride, an organizer which has sought payments...
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