Sanders campaign accused of "trademark bullying"

Daniel McCall of Liberty Maniacs, an online jokey t-shirt and mug shop, received a nastygram from the Sander's campaign. It would appear Sanders is turning to intellectual property thuggery in an attempt to silence voices it does not like, even cute pictures with Karl Marx.

McCall's lawyer has answered the Bernie 2016 folks with a letter of their own.

Via BuzzFeed:

Paul Levy, McCall's lawyer, responded to Hawkins, accusing the Sanders campaign of "trademark bullying."

In his letter, Levy wrote to Hawkins: "It is your contention, apparently, that an ordinary and reasonably prudent consumer would tend to be confused about whether it is the Sanders campaign that is promoting Sanders' candidacy by associated him with the 19th Century theoreticians of the communist movement as well as with three ruthless Communist Party dictators."

Levy called the contention "absurd," adding that the Sanders campaign "cannot use trademark theories to silence members of the American public who disagree with your client's views and oppose his candidacy."