Trademark violation lawsuit against Mark Lawrence dismissed August 23, 2013Posted by geoconger in Anglican Ink, Property Litigation, South Carolina, The Episcopal Church.
Tags: Charles vonRosenberg, Mark Lawrence
A federal court has dismissed the trademark lawsuit brought by the Rt. Rev. Charles vonRosenberg against the Rt Rev. Mark Lawrence, ruling the dispute over who may call himself bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina is a matter to be decided by the state court.
On 23 August 2013 Senior U.S. District Court Judge Weston C. Houck held “[t]he sum of all disputes and conflicts arising in the wake of the Diocese’s estrangement from [the national Episcopal Church] are more appropriately before, and will more comprehensively be resolved, in South Carolina state court.”
In a statement released after the decision as handed down, Bishop vonRosenberg said he was “disappointed at the recent legal developments,” but added “we recognized that our journey involves many, many more steps than only this one.”
Read it all in Anglican Ink.