Job's Daughters is one of a handful of Masonic-related organizations that tightly controls the use of its logo and trademarks and forbids their use on products by local Bethels without specific written permission. (Apparently, JDI has a licensing agreement with another authorized supplier.)
The dispute played out online on Facebook pages Jobie Truth and Occupy Job's Daughters.According to her GoFundMe Page during the lawsuit, some of these products Yoast had created had even been designed and ordered by the Grand Guardian Council Committee members themselves for their personal use.
According to JDI's own court filed documents, "In 2016, the trademark policy was changed to allow members to use “Job’s Daughters,” “IYOBFILIAE,” and “JDI” without permission so long as they were not using them for a commercial benefit."
So one wonders why this even got into court in the first place.
The lawsuit has now been dropped, and the case has been mutually settled in Court-ordered mediation as of June 14th. Ms. Yoast has been granted permission to "create soft goods utilizing JDI's trademarks consistent with JDI's bylaws."