There is nothing immoral or disparaging in the name of our organization. What is immoral is denial of the truth, What is immoral is silencing critics of oppression, subjugation and slaughter. What is immoral is the violation of our first amendment rights. The case against the islamization of America is manifest in every country where the sharia and islamization has taken hold.
Truth is feared and reviled.
United States - "The dangers of disparagement when seeking trademark protection" By John van der Luit-Drummond, World Trademark Review
September 24 2013
Islamophobia and Islamisation are hot-button topics and a group that has previously ran provocative advertisements in the New York City subway has hit out at the USPTO after it concluded that its trademark was disparaging to American Muslims. The dispute highlights the ever-developing issue of immoral, scandalous and disparaging trademarks.
The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), led by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, previously filed a trademark application for their anti-sharia law campaign known as "Stop Islamisation of America" (SIOA). The USPTO rejected the application, concluding that the trademark was disparaging to American Muslims. A subsequent appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) affirmed the USPTO decision, finding that the mark conveyed “that the conversion or conformance to Islam must be stopped in order to prevent the intimidating threats and violence associated with terrorism”.
The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) has asked the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to overturn the denial of the AFDI’s trademark application, and alleges that political correctness favouring Islam is behind the denial of their trademark application. David Yerushalmi, senior counsel of the AFLC, says that the term ‘Islamisation’ does not refer to the mere conversion of someone to Islam, but what they believe to be the more sinister implementation of sharia law. Geller told WTR that the mark is not disparaging and that: “The USPTO should have no authority to judge such things. Doing so involves it taking political sides, which it should never do. We want to trademark the name so that we can have control over who uses it, and to forestall attempts by foes of our work to discredit us by using the name in connection with something unacceptable to us, trying to associate us with something done using our name but without our authorisation.” Asked whether she could accept the SIOA mark could offend some people she replied: “So if someone is offended by some trademark, that trademark should be withdrawn? Offense is subjective.”