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Radiance v NAACP – Political Parody?


Radiance is an anti-abortion group. It alleges that the NAACP is pro-abortion and refers to it as the National Association to Abort Colored People. The NAACP asserts that it doesn’t have a public position on abortion. This is a 52 page decision and its a hectic day and I’ve only skimmed the decision, but in my skim, I didn’t see any illustrations or clear descriptions of the nature of Radiance’s reproduction of NAACP’s various trademarks. What was identified (such as the use in a column) doesn’t sound like commercial use. Compare to the recent PICK YOUR PLEASURE decision regarding MoveOn’s use of Lousiana’s slogan.

Radiance Foundation Inc. v. N.A.A.C.P..pdf

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