RNC Files Trademark Claim Against Carnival Cruises

Legal counsel for the Republican National Committee have filed an injunction against Carnival Cruises for  unlawful use of the RNC's image of a listing luxury liner.  "It's diluting our trademark image of a sterling silver enterprise, an image that the public identifies with our party," said House Speaker John Boehner.  "We're not taking this lying down."

Carnival's crippled cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, hit a reef and ran aground off the coast of Tuscany last Friday, leading to the death of 11 passengers and leaving 25 unaccounted for.   The party's attorneys have been accused of bad timing in the suit.

"Sure, it's sad that there's a loss of life," said Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, applying his trademark logic.  "But no one complains about that when it's the pro-choice people talking."

Candidate Newt Gingrich, campaigning with other contenders in South Carolina, said that the cruise ship industry has been in turmoil ever since President Obama took office.  "We can't stand by and watch perfectly good luxury liners run aground.  It's time for a change."

The Democratic National Committee, which adopted the photo of the 2007 implosion of the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas as its 2012 logo, had no comment on the RNC's actions.

Copyright 2012, DNC


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