What's In A Name? White Supremacists Battle Financial Firm

By Susan Jones | July 7, 2008 | 8:11 PM EDT

(CNSNews.com) - An online news service catering to white supremacists may be sued by a financial company that had the name 'Vanguard' first. The Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Group has invoked trademark law against a Missouri-based white supremacist outfit called Vanguard News Network. VNN, an online news service, describes itself as a "group of disgusted and disaffected writers" who have come together on the Internet "to reclaim the American mind from the Jews." In a letter to the news group, the Vanguard financial group said, "The value of Vanguard's trademark is being diluted due to your use of 'Vanguard News Network' to identify a white supremacy Internet site and related materials." Full Story