J&J, one of the largest drug makers in the world has sued the Red Cross over its use of one of the most famous symbols in the world – the red cross.
The problem is that the Red Cross is not the only organization using this symbol. The red cross also appears on J&J’s first-aid kits and bandages.
In the suit, J&J asked the court to force the Red Cross to have “all licensed products with the red-cross emblem destroyed and to permanently enjoin all sales of products bearing the emblem on first-aid, safety-preparedness and related products.”
The Red Cross CEO, Mark Everson, called the action “bizarre” and “obscene.”