The Texas Department of Transportation is suing over the titles of a romance novel. The suit names Hachette , Barnes & Noble, and the author of said book, Christie Craig. Their offense? The title of the romance novel is Don't Mess With Texas, and apparently the TxDOT hold the trademark for that term.
It sounds like the TxDOT use that catchphrase to sell clothing and other stuff, and they don't want their valuable trademark sullied by a trashy romance novel.
I swear I'm not making this up.
I don't know about you, but I'm a little concerned. Do you think with affect my upcoming romance novel The Big Easy?I'm not sure New Orleans will be pleased.