Friday, August 10, 2007

Johnson & Johnson Sues the American Red Cross

Did you hear that Johnson & Johnson is suing the American Red Cross for using the red cross symbol?
Johnson & Johnson Files Lawsuit Against the American Red Cross

After I read that news, I wondered if Johnson & Johnson or the Red Cross used the red cross symbol first. My suspicion that the Red Cross was first is actually correct.

The symbol was he Official ICRC (International Commitee of the Red Cross) symbol since 1864.
Geneva convention concerning the Red Cross ratified by the US in 1882.
Johnson & Johnson trademark in the US since 1905, which it should never have been.

I hope the Red Cross files a countersuit against Johnson & Johnson and wins.

I smell a boycott. I absolutely refuse to buy any Johnson & Johnson product from this day forward. They've really gone out off the way to show their heartless nature.