Jeb! says Deb! treading on his trade mark

AP News
Posted: Oct 13, 2010 5:58 PM
Jeb! says Deb! treading on his trade mark

Jeb! says Deb! is treading on his trade mark. A lawyer for former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush has sent Deborah Gianoulis, a candidate for the Florida Senate, a letter demanding the Jacksonville Democrat cease using a red Deb! logo with white lettering.

Except for the first letter it's almost identical to Bush's Jeb! logo _ U.S. Trade Mark Registration No. 2,826,942.

Gianoulis spokesman John Daigle said Wednesday that there's no longer anything to cease doing.

He said the campaign distributed a few Deb! lapel stickers in June and used it in a television ad that went off the air last month.

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Gianoulis, a former TV anchor, is trying to unseat St. Augustine Sen. John Thrasher, also chairman of the Florida Republican Party.