Ray-Ban Wants Nothing To Do With Rand Paul — Tells Him To Remove Sunglasses From Campaign Store

Sunglasses giant Ray-Ban has asked Rand Paul to remove their sunglasses from his campaign website.

The Wayfarer frames, that were selling for $150, where Senator Paul claimed they were “the intersection of politics and cool” also contain Paul’s logo. . . and Ray-Ban wants nothing to do with that.

According to Jane Lehman, head of corporate communications for Luxxotica (Ray-Ban’s parent company):

“We learned that the Rand Paul campaign had been selling Ray-Ban sunglasses imprinted with the “Rand” logo without our consent. After a formal request from us, they promptly removed the product from their site and agreed to cease any further use of our trademarks.”

Paul was trying, desperately mind you, to brand himself as cool with the Ray-Ban shades. The website even listed the glasses with the nifty caption:

“I can hear Senator Bentsen now, ‘I knew Jack Kennedy and you’re no Jack Kennedy.’ Well, you and I may not be Jack Kennedy, but Rand likes Raybans and now we can all own Rand branded Raybans.”

I’m sure it’s what all the kids want, really. Unfortunately, they will no longer be able to get them, because Ray-Ban was all over the illegal use of their item before Paul could say, “Atlas Shrugged.”

Interestingly enough, Paul is also selling brand name “Rand Paul Beats Headphone Skins” – I wonder if Beats is aware he is using their brand with his name. We may be seeing another company issuing him a letter to remove their product sooner rather than later.

Rand Paul is trying so desperately to be the Republican that can actually appeal to a younger demographic. Younger meaning — younger than the Fox News 65+ crowd that tends to consistently vote for the GOP.

The faux-libertarian must think trademark rules don’t apply to him, because, you know, freedom.

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