In your May 11 issue, Editor Joe Cannon rightly raises the issue of copyright or trademark infringement by splinter groups that have misappropriated the name of the LDS Church to its detriment. Isn't it time for the church's legal branch to do something?Even better: President Gordon B. Hinckley suggested during the 2002 Winter Olympics that the media refer to the church as "The Church of Jesus Christ." The only person to consistently adopt this practice was, ironically, former Mayor Rocky Anderson. When I Google "Church of Jesus Christ," the only hit I get is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." If this short version hasn't been copyrighted, it should be without delay and should begin appearing in church literature and on missionary name tags.
David B. Timmins
Salt Lake City