Friday, January 16, 2015

Canadian FLDS Leader Agrees To Court Order Barring Use of LDS Name

Last year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the mainline Mormon Church) filed suit in Canada against Winston Blackmore, leader of a polygamous Mormon sect headquartered in Bountiful, British Columbia for misappropriation of the trademarked name, identity and reputation of the mainline Church. (See prior posting.) The National Post now reports that earlier this week Blackmore consented to a decree enjoining him from using any variation of the name "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" for his organization and from interfering with the mainline Church's use of the word Mormon. Under the order he is also to change the corporate name of his Canadian branch of the FLDS to "Church of Jesus Christ (Original Doctrine) Inc."