Just before the special day of Chai Elul, the birthday of the Ba’al Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe, the news arrived that a three-judge panel of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in the long legal saga waged over the use of the logo of Kehos. “Merkos” had sued Vaad L’hafotzas Sichos in an attempt to prevent them from publishing the Rebbe’s Seforim, including the Lekutei Sichos, with the Kehos logo.
As we reported over a year ago, the Judge heard the arguments of both parties and analyzed many documents that were presented by both sides to the court, before ruling that he is dismissing the suit, without any conditions, effectively handing a win to Vaad L’Hafotzas Sichos, which will be allowed henceforth to use the Kehos logo.
After this took place, “Merkos” petitioned for an appeal, and the decision should be looked at again.
Now, the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Vaad L’hafotzas Sichos, which will be allowed henceforth to use the Kehos logo.
Director of Vaad L’Hafotzas Sichos R’ Zalman Chanin expressed satisfaction with the outcome, which essentially allows Vaad L’Hafotzas Sichos – which the Rebbe entrusted with publishing his works – to continue to print the Rebbe’s Torah with the Kehos logo, as it deserves.
To download the complete opinion of the court, click here.