Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Website Under Deconstruction: Disney Trademark Violation Edition

On Sunday, I was researching an abortion business for our "Website Under Deconstruction" series, and wound up contacting the Walt Disney Company's corporate office.

For those of you who haven't visited a Disney park, FastPass is a program that allows you to skip to the front of the line for rides. In essence, it saves your place in line while you do other things in the park. It's a free service.

That is not the description you'll find on the South Wind Women's Center website:

Front of the line for your abortion! Enjoy fond memories of your family summer vacation!

Unsurprisingly, Disney has trademarked the FastPass name. It has a small army of intellectual property lawyers and takes this kind of thing very seriously. I have made them aware.

Some pro-life activists have criticized Disney for donating money to Planned Parenthood (though the donation was supposed to go toward sex education programs, not abortion). But whatever Disney's ideological commitments may be, I find it hard to believe that they'll take kindly to their family-friendly trademark being used to market abortion outright. They should be all over this.

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