A Mormon on line service that is dating to introduce later this present year has gotten notice through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ solicitors asserting that the church solely has «Mormon» and pictures for the Salt Lake City temple.
Lawyers representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are arguing that Mormon Match cannot lawfully make use of the word «Mormon» or show photos for the church’s temple on its paraphernalia.
Your home web page for «Mormon Match,» which enticed 1,000 singles from a lot more than 25 countries to sign-up within its very very first 48 hours, features a backdrop featuring the temple and a verse from 3 Nephi 14:7, a passage based in the written Book of Mormon.
Robert Schick, of Intellectual Reserve Inc., whom represents the Mormon church’s trademarks, argued that the dating internet site has no formal experience of the LDS and therefore, no claim to utilize its language or pictures.
«We think our company is well inside our liberties to safeguard both the utilization of the title for the church while the image regarding the Salt Lake temple and also to explain that the plaintiff’s company doesn’t have connection whatsoever into the church,» Schick told The Houston Chronicle.
Jonathan Eller, whom co-founded Mormon Match with Matthew LaPointe, defended the Texas-based organization’s utilization of the Mormon title and stated he had been perhaps perhaps not wanting to select a battle together with his church.
«I like the church,» he stated. «I’m hoping we could started to a mutually useful arrangement. I do not might like to do any problems for the church.»
Nonetheless, considering that the LDS’ first notice, Mormon Match has filed case resistant to the church, for the «clandestine» methods with which Eller claims it utilized in its try to remove of their web web site.