Obama Camp Runs Into Trademark Issue Over "Joshua Generation"

Who knew?

From David Brody:

The Obama Campaign will not be using the name, “Joshua Generation” after all. In their attempt to reach out to younger faith voters, that WAS going to be the name for the effort. But the Home School Legal Defense Association contacted the Obama campaign explaining that they have the rights to that name. The Obama campaign decided not to fight it.

I wonder why the Obama campaign caved so quickly on this. The "Joshua Generation" is a fairly common name used by Christian faith communities to refer to the younger cohort -- those who will, pace the biblical Joshua, actually live in the Promised Land. It's sort of hard to trademark a biblical evocation, no?

The HSLDA's president, Mike Farris, was a chief backer of Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign.