Hope for Children Foundation Solicits Public Help to Secure Organization’s Trademark
Hope for Children Foundation, an acknowledged leader in America working diligently to provide a better and safer environment for children, their family and you. We originally started in Texas, as an nonprofit organization working to prevent child abuse. We solicit your help in our effort to secure our organization’s trademark and be recognized by the public as the sole entity bearing our name.
Since 1998, we have helped sexually and physically abused children in Texas and throughout the nation by facilitating widespread access to legal, medical and mental health experts so that all appropriate resources are available to victims and their families. We believe that abuse is a learned behavior. We can create a cultural safety net for children at risk through extensive awareness campaigns, education, training, job preparation and public/private resources.
To that end, we educate the general public, families, federal and state law-enforcement officials, members of the judiciary, educators, medical professionals, criminal justice professionals, family shelters, rape crisis centers, and other community organizations about sexual and physical abuse and its prevention. Ours is a ‘systems’ approach whereby we identify and fill critical voids that threaten the well-being of children who are at risk of ‘falling through the cracks.’ Living an abuse-free life is more than a hope or a dream – it is a child’s right.
We began by assembling a group of experts to provide Texans with uniform state and federal child abuse training. This statewide training project was partially funded through a grant provided by the United States Department of Justice, Violence against Women Fund, and the Office of the Texas Governor Criminal Justice Division. The training program was very well received and, because of its success, we have significantly expanded our impact through the power of the Internet. We place most of our training on our Web site, https://www.hopeforchildrenfoundation.org This training is free. The online video presence is intended to help train citizens throughout the nation about taking steps to better protect children. https://www.hopeforchildrenfoundation.org/members-2/training-videos/
However our momentum has been impeded by the following unlawful tactics.
Samsung Electronics has taken our name, ‘Hope for Children,’ and assigned it to their corporate giving program – FOR PROFIT – (not a charity non-profit), a program that focuses on health, education and sustainability opportunities for children. Although that entity is not a Public Charity authorized by the IRS, U.S. Department of Treasury. Using the power of their vast financial resources, the South Korean multinational conglomerate has spent a great deal of money on advertising and visibility strategies, including SEO tactics, to put their program at the forefront of the internet audience. Their advertisements fail to inform the general public they starting using our name in 2011, not before then, and without our permission.
Consequently, our organization – the original ‘Hope for Children’ and/or Hope For Children Foundation’ – have been relegated far down the list in terms of some search engine results. Our reputation as an acknowledged leader against child abuse is now in jeopardy while our trademark application is pending. Our visibility has been compromised, and funds are being collected in our name – but not for our use, and without our permission.
We are currently disputing Samsung’s use of our name and hope that you will partner with us to help us regain our rightful designation. Please go to the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board http://ttabvue.uspto.gov then place the Proceeding Number 9205811 in its appropriate place to access the real facts and truth as to who is really entitled to the Trademark name, Hope For Children, and/or Hope For Children Foundation. In addition, others are also unlawfully using our name to profit from our good name. The general public has a right to know about these scams.
At this point, we realize we need the support of the general public and other major companies to ‘help us help the helpless, vulnerable innocent children.’ Every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies involving more than 6.6 million children. American-based public charities and organizations like ours are making real and measurable differences on local, state, regional and national levels. We can’t let a company like Samsung marginalize our efforts! With your help, we can not only ‘right a wrong,’ but we can bring child abuse issues to the attention of thousands of stakeholders that have the capacity to work together to protect every child in our nation.
If you would like more information about our trademark challenges, our programs, or our vision for the future, please contact us through our Web site: https://www.hopeforchildrenfoundation.org. We look forward to hearing from you and welcome both your support and involvement! Most Respectfully, Patricia L. Hope Kirby, Co-Founder
Patricia L. Hope Kirby, Co-Founder
Mobile – 214 558-9552 or Office – 214 382-4673