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22 / 10 / 2008 - Abortion Group threatened with legal action for mis-use of National Lottery logo
A pro-abortion group has been threatened with legal action for unauthorised usage of the National Lottery "Crossed Finger" logo
The "Alliance for Choice" group has been illegally using the logo on t-shirts with the slogan" 40 women a week ..it could be me".
[ See: http://journalesque.typepad.com/.a/6a00e550124dd68834010535772eb4970c-800wi
and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7677342.stm ]
Alliance for Choice are campaigning for the 1967 Abortion Act to be forced on Northern Ireland. They are supported by Assembly members Dawn Purvis of the PUP and Anna Lo of the Alliance Party.
Other supporters include former civil rights activist Bernadette McAliskey; Taryn Trainer UNITE Trade Unionís Equality Officer; Lily Kerr of UNISON trade union, and Audrey Simpson, Director Family Planning Association (NI),
A member of the public who made a complaint to the the government's National Lottery Commission has sent Precious Life a copy of the email which they received in reply. [See below]
The Lottery Commission's email states that Alliance for Choice will now receive a "cease and desist" letter to inform them that they are infringing the National Lottery intellectual property.
It goes on to state that Alliance for Choice are now forbidden from using the logo forthwith or they will face legal action from Lottery Operator - CAMELOT.