Who owns the Tea Party Patriot Site on Ning. We are still searching for all the data, and it would seem a truth may be as simple as this. The Tea Party Patriot site is a Government run site, to maintain control over the Tea Party.
November 11, 2011
Jury decides: Who owns “Tea Party Patriots”
The Woodstock-based Tea Party Patriots Inc. alleges that Amy Kremer… — Marietta Daily Journal. Both sides are suing for punitive damages and attorney fees.
Now more than two and half years after the two women began working on tea parties together, Kremer sat on the witness stand telling her side of why in September following the 9/12 March on Washington that drew an estimated 1.2 million at the Capitol she was ‘kicked off a board that I never agreed to be a part of.”
Tea Party Patriots .ORG is Operated By NeoCons – Warning! TeaPartyPatriots a Neo-Con Organization!
Eight months later, he got a cease-and-desist letter from a lawyer representing Tea Party Patriots—a group that now claims to be one of the largest tea party groups in the country—who accused Cole of committing a trademark violation.
“I laughed,” says Cole. “It was absurd. I filed for a Teaparty Patriot trademark three months before they did.” After a year of legal wrangling—during which Tea Party Patriots failed to respond to numerous requests for documents—TPP abruptly dropped the matter (PDF) in late November. Cole, meanwhile, is still awaiting word on his “Teaparty Patriot” (no “s”) trademark application. TPP, whose site also has a full line of swag including golf towels and cigars, is still seeking approval (PDF) to own the term “Tea Party Patriots.”
The Cole/TPP battle is not the only fight over control of the Tea Party Patriots brand. TPP has sought to wrest domain names away from a radio host in Orlando (teapartypatriots.com) and a motorcycle-riding multi-media producer in Washington state (teaparty-patriots.com).
|Tea Party Patriots|
|Motto||Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government, Free Markets|
|Co-founders||Jenny Beth Martin and Mark Meckler|