Check out Brothers of John the Steadfast for loads of legalese information on the Trademark Dispute between LCMS, Inc. and the good folks at Issues, Etc.
Long story short: President Kieschnick and LCMS, Inc. just can't seem to part with the trademark "Issues, Etc." even though LCMS, Inc. let that very trademark lapse in 1999 and callously canceled the radio program on 18 March 2008.
Long story even shorter: Apparently, the folks at LCMS, Inc. simply cannot stand that they did not get the final say in the destiny of Wilken, Schwarz, and Issues, Etc. or the satisfaction of limiting their free speech.
Message #1 to President Kieschnick and LCMS, Inc.: Let go of the trademark "Issues, Etc." and be done with it. You're certainly not helping your image by taking the path you're currently on.
Message #2: I'm very sure that the money being thrown into legal fees and the whole trademark dispute could be better used to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After all, wasn't the chief reason given for cancelling Issues, Etc. one of finances? Why spend more money on the show that you cancelled in order to save money?
Message #3: "When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints?... So, if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between brothers, but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? But you yourselves wrong and defraud--even your own brothers." (1 Corinthians 6:1, 4-8)