Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign has been asked to stop selling the Ray Band’s Wayfarer sunglasses, which had been imprinted with the “Rand” logo.
These $150 Rand-Ban sunglasses were for sale on Paul’s website as recently. The website described the product as “the intersection of politics and cool.”
Here’s the problem in a nutshell. The campaign didn’t have Ray-Ban’s consent, and the company didn’t think that was cool.
“We learned that the Rand Paul campaign had been selling Ray-Ban sunglasses imprinted with the “Rand” logo without our consent,” Jane Lehman, who handles corporate media at Luxottica, Ray-Ban’s public relations firm, wrote in an email to The Hill.
“After a formal request from us, they promptly removed the product from their site and agreed to cease any further use of our trademarks,” she wrote.
Paul’s campaign, which has featured the product on its cyber store, declined to comment for this story.
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H/T – The Hill