Trademark disputes

Trademarking Mother Theresa's sari

Nun's outfit copyrighted by Kolkata charity
A Kolkata charity has copyrighted the blue and white striped pattern on nun Mother Theresa's sari. She was known during her life for her pioneering work helping the poor of India. She was also known for the white sari fringed with blue stripes, which members of her Missionaries of Charity still wear. Now the order has trademarked the pattern on the sari, and their lawyer says legal action will be taken if people breach the trademark. How does that sit with the principles of a religious order that embraces poverty and charity? 
John Allen is a veteran Catholic journalist, now editor of the Catholic news website Crux. 

(Image: Mother Theresa nuns wearing blue and white sari. Copyright: Getty Images)