Was It Something I Said?

I’m too embarrassed to admit how I stumbled upon this gem, but it seems Palin’s shout-out to her favorite Alaskan consignment shop (you know the one where she used to go before she got all fancy-like) is now facing legal troubles. And it’s Palin’s fault! From WWD:

Palin told Sean Hannity that she is a frequent customer of Out of the Closet, an Anchorage clothing reseller. Unfortunately for the Alaskan shop, Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation has operated charity resale stores under the same name in California and Florida since 1990. It registered the moniker as a trademark in 1997. In a teleconference Monday, the group, which describes itself as the nation’s largest HIV and AIDS nonprofit, said it sent a cease and desist letter to the Anchorage store. It also threatened a trademark suit if it wasn’t appeased, and invited Palin to donate her campaign wardrobe to its own Out of the Closet operations after the election. The Out of the Closet shop to the north did not return a call seeking comment.

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