® Trademark: Establishment; Litigation; Court Rulings; Presidents; Proprietary Rights; exclusive use of the ® Registered Trademark:
Church Of The Creator®
US 7th Circuit Court Of Appeals: Opinion of July 25, 2002 - EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge. "The "Church of the Creator" and the "World Church of the Creator" have irreconcilable creeds. The Church of the Creator (the operating name of TE-TA-MA Truth Foundation-Family of URI, Inc.) believes in universal love and respect......What has led to this litigation between the two organizations is the little ® symbol attached to Church of the Creator.......It turns out that tactics adopted to avoid paying for one’s wrongs have collateral costs"...continue►
"Exceptional Case" - US 7th Circuit Court Of Appeals: Opinion - Reverses lower court, sets new standards defining "Vexatious litigation conduct." Opinion of December 13, 2004 KANNE, Circuit Judge. "TE-TA-MA Truth Foundation-Family of URI, Inc. ("the Foundation") sued the World Church of the Creator ("the World Church"), alleging, among other things, trademark infringement in violation of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 et seq. The district court granted summary judgment in the World Church’s favor, and the Foundation appealed. We reversed the judgment of the district court and remanded with instructions to enter an appropriate judgment in favor of the Foundation. TE-TA-MA Truth Foundation-Family of Uri, Inc. v. World Church of the Creator, 297 F.3d 662 (7th Cir. 2002) (hereinafter Foundation I). Following entry of judgment in its favor, the Foundation moved for an award of attorneys’ fees pursuant to 15 U.S.C. § 1117(a), which allows a court to award reasonable attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party if the case is "exceptional." The district court denied the Foundation’s motion because the Foundation had not shown willful infringement on the World Church’s part. Because we find this case exceptional, we reverse the judgment of the district court and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
The district court itself described the World Church’s actions in this litigation as "reprehensible," "ugly," "threatening," "harassing," "anti-Semitic," and "tortious or criminal." The World Church’s actions were explicitly intended to, and did, cause the Foundation to waste time, efforts and attorneys’ fees. If the World Church’s actions do not constitute "exceptional" behavior worthy of sanction, it is hard to imagine what might..."...continue►
TE-TA-MA Truth Founcation-Family of URI Inc v World Church of the Creator, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division Case. 00 C 2638 (Docket: 14 pages, Complaint - present) Filed May 2, 2000; Final Judgment signed and dated October 24, 2003
US 7th Circuit Court Of Appeals - OPINION of July 25, 2002 Case No. 02-1381
US Supreme Court Certiorari Denied January 13, 2003, Case No. 02-753
REQUEST to authors, journalists, bloggers, media, publishers and hate/supremacists, alt-right, tracking organizations -
If "Church of the Creator," or "World Church Of The Creator" are used within publications, for any reason, a note distinguishing the Service, Principles and Practices of the Foundation and Church Of The Creator® would be appreciated.
If a distinguishing note is omitted, the writer/publisher perpetuates confusion in the public mind, even inadvertently. It is ironic, damaging to our organization, when articles about the alt-right, Ben Klassen, Matthew Hale, white supremacists organizations, are published without relevant information conveying facts established in law. The white supremacists have by Injunction and Final Judgment been ordered to cease using our trademark.
Hundreds of COTC Ordained Associate Ministers are actively serving humanity in the USA and other countries throughout the world. Encouraging, through living example, peace, cooperation, harmony, inclusion, unity of all people, all races, all colors, all creeds. Inadvertently created confusion with white supremacists, hate/fear based philosophies is therefore particularly distasteful and offensive. Leaving out the facts, repercussions of this litigation, accountability for mis-creation, under man's law, invoking Divine Law when standing up to bullies is important. An example worth sharing, to encourage others to act on their beliefs, faith and support, join with others who do so.
Notably Historical Litigation - Judicial review including "name...genus" of religions, balance within protection of constitutional rights, intellectual property rights, of all parties and re-defing what is unacceptable, "Vexatious litigation" conduct.
This case continues to be cited, findings within the OPINIONS, within intellectual property rights and liability for attorney fees "Vexatious litigation conduct," "egregious and beyond the pale of acceptable litigation conduct."
Ongoing "Ripple Effect" - Recognized and acknowledged by other organizations.
Since the initiation of the "Trademark Litigation" in 2000, other events beyond the scope of intellectual property were precipitaded through activating Divine Law, within man's law. The reality of using the Decree Divine Right Order® is demonstrated, yeilding what is is noteworthy, ongoing, and associated to holding bullies accountable. All bullies, everywhere on planet Earth.
In the most obvious instances, Matthew Hale was Indited by a Grand Jury. Then Matthew Hale was arrested. Then Matthew Hale was convicted April 26, 2004, for soliciting his security chief to kill federal Judge Joan Lefkow and three counts of obstructing justice.
To understand what was exposed during the "® Trademark Litigation," testimony during the "soliciting/obstruction of justice trial" paints a clear picture. Jon Fox a former colleague testified that Hale, angry over the outcome of a trademark infringement lawsuit, asked him if he would kill the judge, some of the attorneys involved and the leader of the Oregon-based religious group that sued. "He shouted how he wanted them dead - the judge and the attorneys, they had to die," Jon Fox, 44, told the federal jury.
Fox, who also was onice a member of a right-wing militia group in Kentucky, said that as he and Hale walked down an East Peoria street Hale also told him he "wanted the Oregon minister's church burned down around his head."
After a long legal marathon "Trademark Litigation," the public through testimony in the Criminal Trials, gained new insight into the reality of the hate, threats, intimidation tactics being used to force termination of the trademark litigation and the parties involved. Fortunately the Foundation Directors and the attorneys of Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago Office, were undaunted in the quest for justice.
Citizens Against Hate, Acknowledgment, Article December 4, 2005
“Ripple Effect,” ADL Acknowledgment February 1, 2011
Events precipitaded due to the ® Trademark Litigation - cause-effect "ripples."
- Matt Hale v Judge Joan H. LEFKOW, US 7th Circuit, Middle District, C.D. Illonois 02-24-2002
- USA v Matthew Hale, Indictment, by Special February 2002-1 US Grand Jury
- Matthew Hale, Arrested, AP Article, 01/2003
- Matthew Hale, Admission to Bar Denied, OPINION US Court of Appeals 7th Circuit 07/14/2003
- USA v Matthew Hale, Guilty Judgment, Sentencing, US 7th District Court 04/06/2005
- USA v Matthew Hale, Conviction Affirmed US Court of Appeals 7th Circuit 03/05/2017
- William a. White, postings OVERTHROW.com 02/13/2007
- USA v William A. White Indictment SPECIAL FEBRUARY 2008-1 GRAND JURY charges
- USA v William A. White Complaint US 7th District Court 10/19/2008
- News Article, William A. White, 12/12/2008
- USA v Harold Turner, Conviction Confirmed, OPINION US 2nd Circuit Court Of Appeals 06/21/2013
The recognition by others of the unseen ongoing assistance, enforcement of Diine Law within man's law when using the Decree of Divine Right Order® in all related matters.
Documentation within US 7th Circuit Courts or US Supreme Court
TE-TA-MA v World Church Of The Creator - PACER Litigation Docket, PDF file. A list/links to all US 7th District Court document filings. Iniftial Complaint To Final Judgment Orders etc.
Links to some relevant Pleadings in US Circuit Court, US Court Of Appeals, US Supreme Court.
- ® TM Litigation COMPLAINT, US 7th US 7th District Court 05/02/2000
- ® TM Litigation OPINION OPINION, US 7th Circuit Court Of Appeals O7/25/2002
- ® TM Litigation Permanent Injunction, ORDER US 7th District Court 11/19/2002
- ® TM Litigation Contempt of Court, ORDER US 7th District Court 05/01/2003
- ® TM Litigation Final Judgment, ORDER US 7th District Court 10/24/2003
- ® TM Litigation, BRIEF on Award of Attorney Fees, US 7th Circuit Court Of Appeals 12/22/2003
- ® TM Litigation OPINION, “Exceptional Case”US 7th Circuit Court Of Appeals 12/13/2004
- ® TM Litigation Attorney Fee Award, MEMORANDUM OPINION, 7th District Court 05/23/2005
- ® TM Litigation Judgment Award, US 7th District Court 08/11/2005