Re: Commercialism and the Benefits of Federal Charter
Michael Kalnay (kalnay@GOV.NT.CA)
Thu, 1 Sep 1994 16:47:11 MDT
> We all know that he's supposed to be a "boy scout," but without the
> specific insignia there is no legal recourse.
Where are the lawyers when you need them? Of course there is legal recourse,
there always is. It may be that it would be difficult to collect substantial
damages, but if we all know that he's supposed to be a boy scout, then surely
that is the impression that is being tried for and we, as the owners of the
trade mark, should protect our interests. At the least the advertiser can
be required to air a disclaimer with each add saying that the use of the
boy scout image is not intended in any way to imply the approval of the
BSA, Scouts Canada, etc. See them all the time, at the end of most
internet messages, in fact.
The views expressed above are not intended to reflect anything other
than the authors opinion.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City