And I thought IP was a safe area of law
The gruesome news of the Federal Judge whose husband and mother were murdered is all the more tragic because it was most likely motivated by a trademark dispute. The white supremacist who is being sentenced for plotting to kill the judge was angry because she ruled he couldn't use the name "World Church of the Creator" because some Oregon whackos already have it registered. Now police think members of his group have murdered her family for revenge. Just goes to show, violent crazies will kill you for just about any reason.
Oh, and the AP story linked above erroneously calls it a copyright case. It's a trademark.