The National Grange has filed suit against New York City-based Brooklyn Grange LLC for using the Grange name without authorization.


According to National Grange President Ed Luttrell, Grange did not initially seek to file suit, but the move was necessary in order to protect the Grange's name and reputation. "We are committed to defending our Grange trademark against unauthorized, opportunistic usage by for-profit companies in order to preserve the goodwill associated with the trademark Grange primarily for the benefit of, and use by, our 2,700 local Grange chapters," said Luttrell.