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Hands off our elephant: The sequel

The Republican National Committee may be feeling a little less huffy this week over the usage of the initials “GOP” and elephants, as Public Citizen attorney Paul Alan Levy notes on the Consumer Law & Policy Blog.

Last week, the RNC was up in arms and threatened to sue CafePress for allowing users to sell items displaying images that included the “official elephant logo” and the acronym “GOP.” The RNC today has backed off its claim that CafePress was violating trademark laws. The decision marks a victory for free speech … and common sense.

You can read the specific terms of the agreement on CafePress’ blog. For more coverage, check out these posts on Wired and Politico.