EUGENE -- A pioneering college fraternity for gay men is suing a newer campus organization that calls itself a gender-neutral frarority, claiming trademark infringement.
The lawsuit was filed by Delta Lambda Phi in federal court in Eugene, Ore.
It claims that Delta Lambda Psi, which started at the University of California at Santa Cruz, has caused confusion on Twitter and Facebook by deliberately choosing a name that differs by one Greek letter.
The lawsuit asks a judge to order Delta Lambda Psi to change its name and pay damages.
Delta Lambda Psi spokesman D.J. Bott says in an email that his gender-neutral organization is not competing with the fraternity for gay men.
He adds his organization is not affiliated with another Delta Lambda Psi at the University of Oregon.