The Huffington Post reported last month that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure has filed trademark infringement lawsuits against other charities that use “for the cure” in their names. The story alleges Komen spends a $1 million a year in donor funds on such litigation.
The foundation has more than 200 registered trademarks, and I didn’t even know you could protect a phrase like “for the cure,” hon.
Even though the HuffPost story was published in December, I first heard about it Monday night from Stephen Colbert. Enjoy his take here.