AFLC Appeals Denial of “Stop Islamisation of America” Trademark

Washington, D.C. (September 3, 2013) — The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed its opening brief last Friday in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, asking the court to overturn the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board’s (TTAB) denial of the trademark application for “Stop Islamisation of America” and “SIOA.”

Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, executive directors of the Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI), an advocacy organization that raises awareness about the human rights abuses perpetrated by sharia-adherent Islamists, applied to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in February 2010 to register the trademark “Stop the Islamisation of America” to foster and provide an understanding of how to prevent sharia-based tyranny and Islamist terrorism.