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JW Leaks Redux | We are back for 2019 with a Scandal

Watchtower New York Scandal

To kick off 2019, JW Leaks have published a 37 page unredacted file on all Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., properties sold in the State of New York, between April 2004 and December 2018, for a Grand Total of US$2,081,520,000 (over 2 billion US dollars).

DOWNLOAD: Watchtower New York Brooklyn real estate transfers

This document contains the Real Property Transfer Report for all Watchtower New York sales as well as the sale price, seller, purchaser, and the date of transfer.

Some US$1.8 billion of sales occurred from 2012 onwards, after Watchtower New York lost the Candace Conti case, and the jury awarded her US$28,000,001 which was later reduced by agreement between parties following an appeal.

Page 13 of the document relates to the sale of 67 Remsen Street, Brooklyn.

The sale of 67 Remsen Street, Brooklyn by Watchtower New York to Heights 67 LLC

Click image to enlarge facsimile of Real Property Transfer Report for 67 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York

What is the related background to the above property sale and what documents exist to shed light on the timeframe?

20 June 2012

The Superior Court of the State of California, County of Alameda, issues an Order in relation to the Candace Conti case preventing Watchtower New York from “transferring, conveying or changing title to any real property” including 67 Remsen Street, Brooklyn.

Extract of Court Order preventing Watchtower New York transferring real property

Press Release from Office of Public Information (OPI) for Jehovah’s Witnesses

16 August 2012

Watchtower New York enters into sale contract for 67 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, with ‘Heights 67 LLC’.

14 September 2012

Watchtower New York completes the transferring, conveying and changing of the title to the new owners Heights 67 LLC.

21 September 2012

Watchtower New York files and registers with the Superior Court of California a US$17 million Bond. From that date forward this allowed Watchtower New York to engage in “transferring, conveying and changing title to any real property” including 67 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York.

Court documents filed by Watchtower New York dated 20 September 2012 re: lodging $17 million Bond to release real estate titles

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JW Leaks exposes and holds accountable the Watch Tower Society and those leaders within the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization that disregard or violate the laws of the land, and that cause harm to sections of the community.

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JW.ORG Logo Denied Trademark Status in the United States

JW.ORG logo

The Jehovah’s Witnesses official website logo incorporating JW.ORG has been refused registration by the United States Patent and Trademark Office due to similarity to JW PLAYER.

SECTION 2(d) REFUSAL – LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION—CLASS 42
For the reasons set forth below, the refusal under Trademark Act Section 2(d) is now made FINAL with respect to U.S. Registration No(s). 4087283. See 15 U.S.C. §1052(d); 37 C.F.R. §2.64(a). This refusal is limited to the Class 42 services in the application.
Applicant’s mark is JW.ORG & Design, for use with, inter alia, Providing a web site that gives computer users the ability to download audio and video recordings, DVDs, music, digital print publications, online publications, documents, forms and web pages all in the field of religion, in Class 42. The cited mark is JW PLAYER, for use with Downloadable computer software for playing, viewing and streaming audio and video files in Class 09.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Final Outcome – US TRADEMARK APPLICATION NO. 85896124 – JW.ORG – 06420-T0001A – March 12 2014

Original Application by Watch Tower for JW.ORG logo – April 05 2013

Amendment and Mail Process Complete – February 05 2014

Response to Office Action – February 04 2014

Watch Tower removes in-house Attorney and replaces with Commercial Attorney – January 29 2014

JW.ORG generated XSearch Search Summary – July 20 2013

Email from US Patent and Trademark Office to Watch Tower – April 12 2013

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