Obama’s re-election campaign challenging website

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign are asking a judge to halt a website’s sales of T-Shirts, bumper stickers and buttons with the campaign’s signature “O” logo.

Lawyers for the campaign asked the judge Monday to issue a preliminary injunction barring Washington-based Demstore.com from selling merchandise with its logos.

But Judge Emmet Sullivan appeared somewhat skeptical. He asked why the campaign initiated legal actions against the website in 2007, during the Obama’s first campaign for president, but didn’t follow up until 2011. A lawyer said the campaign was focused on other things.

A lawyer for Demstore.com’s owner, Washington Promotions & Printing Inc., argued that many companies are selling similar merchandise and that the Obama campaign hurt its arguments by delaying action.

Both sides will return to court Monday afternoon.

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