Mothers Against Drunk Driving Sue Rival 'MODD' Charity

Law360, New York (October 6, 2016, 6:27 PM EDT) -- Advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving is suing an unaffiliated group called Mothers Of Drunk Drivers for trademark infringement, accusing the rival charity of confusing would-be donors.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, an anti-drunk driving group founded in 1980, says the copycat group is not only using a similar name for a similar mission, but it's also mimicking the famous "MADD" acronym by using "MODD" as a trade name.

"Defendants' acts have been and are being committed with a deliberate purpose and intent of competing with MADD for fundraising, thereby injuring MADD and MADD's fundraising efforts," the group wrote in a complaint...

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