IP Law

Phyllis Schlafly Family Trademarks, Likeness Dispute Rages On

Jan. 8, 2021, 7:39 PM

Eagle Forum lost its bid to dismiss a dispute in St. Louis federal court with other Phyllis Schlafly-associated entities over allegations that it stole the late conservative activist’s trade secrets and misused her trademarks and likeness, among other things.

A Schlafly family split has sparked litigation in multiple courts. Eagle Forum escaped trademark claims brought by the nonprofit Phyllis Schlafly’s American Eagles in Illinois federal court in April, and another dispute is ongoing in Illinois state court.

The Phyllis Schlafly Revocable Trust, Eagle Trust Fund, and Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund say they own Schlafly’s property, and brought...

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