United States Seventh Circuit

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TE-TA-MA TRUTH FOUND. v. WORLD CHURCH OF THE CREATOR, 02-1381

Use of the phrase "Church of the Creator" as a trademark is descriptive, rather than generic, and recognition of the mark does not violate the First Amendment.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 06/04/2002
  • Decided 07/25/2002
  • Published 07/25/2002

Judges

  • EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge., BEFORE:  COFFEY, EASTERBROOK, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Paul R. Steadman (argued), Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Todd M. Reardon (argued), A Citizen's Law Office, Charleston, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.