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Subject:  Under Armour bullies small vet-owned gym Date:  7/11/2012  1:12 PM
Author:  adriana3136 Number:  37304 of 37585

Hi fellow fools

It's been awhile since I posted, but I thought now is a good time to spread the word out about something that has really been angering me.

A good friend of mine, Justin Case, owns a small, independent personal training gym in Fairfax Virginia called Underground Athlete. He recently received a phone call from the in-house counsel at Under Armour who threatened him with a lawsuit. Apparently, they have a problem with his logo and his use of the initials "U" and "A."

Now, Justin has trademarked "UA Underground Athlete" and has the right to use his logo as he has been using for years. I think Under Armour is being a bully here; they want him to give up his lawfully obtained trademark under threat of lawsuit. I don't think they have a case (but hey I'm no lawyer), but Justin can easily be buried by the legal fees that would be required to defend his ownership of his trademark.

Justin is a former Marine who has served our country honorably. He has dreamed of owning this gym for awhile and worked very hard for many years to get to where he is now. He doesn't deserve this. I would really appreciate it if people supported him by signing this petition. It would only take a minute --> https://www.change.org/petitions/under-armour-don-t-sue-unde...

Here is the link to his website: http://undergroundathlete.com/
You can see for yourself that his trademark looks nothing like Under Armour's.

And here's the link to the US Patent search site if you are so inclined to verify for yourself that he is the owner of his trademark
http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=toc&state=4006%3A...
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