The PSP Strong Association in Luzerne County filed a cease and desist letter to a local sign company for using its name, trademark and likeness without its knowledge.
The association says the company, Rapid Wraps N' Signs, located at 6169 Sullivan Trail in Plainfield Township, had been selling PSP Strong signs to benefit Cpl. Seth Kelly back in November.
When the association became aware of this fundraiser by the sign company, it says it became concerned people would confuse it with the efforts of the PSP Strong Association and its nonprofit work. It also says it was never contacted by the owner of the sign company, Nolan Kemmerer, about the use of the name PSP Strong.
The association called Kemmerer, who said he wasn't aware PSP Strong Association existed but reassured it that the fundraising money was indeed going to the trooper's family, as the association's main goal is to raise funds to benefit members of the Pennsylvania State Police and their families.
However, the association says the issue was the usage of its name without its consent and therefore it sent a cease and desist letter to Kemmerer and his company in the beginning of December.
To date, according to legal documents, the defendant has failed to fully cease and desist the 'unauthorized use' of the plaintiff's trademark, name and/or likeness. The case is ongoing.
Allentown, PA 18102
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