The lawyers for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign are asking a judge to stop the sales of T-shirts, bumper stickers, and buttons of the campaign’s “O” logo. Lawyers for the campaign had asked the judge on Monday to issue a preliminary injunction barring Demstore.com from selling the merchandise.
Judge Emmet Sullivan seemed skeptical about it. He had asked why the campaign initiated legal actions against the website in 2007 when Obama was first running for President, but did not follow up until 2011. The lawyer said that the campaign was focused on other things.
Washington Promotions & Printing Inc. is the parent company of Demstore.com. Their lawyer argued that many companies are selling similar merchandise and that the Obama campaign hurt its arguments by delaying actions.