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Wisconsin 'God Squad' gets cease-and-desist letter


FOND DU LAC (AP) -- A priest in Fond Du Lac has God on his car but Best Buy's lawyers on his back.

Father Luke Strand at the Holy Family Parish has received a cease-and-desist letter from the Minneapolis electronics retailer. At issue is Strand's black Volkswagen Beetle with door stickers with the name "God Squad" in a logo similar to that of Best Buy's Geek Squad, a group of electronics troubleshooters.

Strand has told the Fond du Lac Reporter that the car is a creative way to start conversations and bring his faith to others. Best Buy tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the company appreciates what Father Strand is trying to do, but it's bad precedent to let groups violate its trademarks.

Strand says he can't discuss the issue but did mention the letter during Sunday Mass.

Online Reporter: Heather Sawaski

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