Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Court Enjoins Use of RLDS Name By Break Away Church

In Community of Christ Copyright Corp. v. Devon Park Restoration Branch of Jesus Christ's Church, (WD MO, April 23, 2009), a Missouri federal district court granted a preliminary injunction to prevent a break-away church from using the name, initials or signage designs of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS). According to the Kansas City Star, RLDS has change its name to to the Community of Christ. The court found that Community of Christ however still holds the rights related to its RLDS name.