The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday sued a Canadian polygamist for using the Salt Lake City-based church's name.
The LDS Church filed the lawsuit in a British Columbia court against Winston Blackmore, who leads a community that formerly followed the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints there. Details of the lawsuit were first reported by the Vancouver Sun.
The lawsuit claims Blackmore registered his sect's name as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Inc. in 2010. The LDS Church alleges Blackmore "misappropriated the names, identity and reputation" of the Utah-based faith. The LDS Church wants the court to order Blackmore to surrender the corporate name.