Re: The commercial...
Randy Finder (NARAHT@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU)
Fri, 2 Sep 1994 10:53:00 EDT
>> The "scout" while wearing a sash had patches
>> on the sash that were much too large to be anything that BSA allows on
>> the front of the sash.
>Do you suppose if we in Scouts ran a promotion with big yellow arches,
>but they said millions and millions instead of billions and billions, that
>the McCorp types would not take us to court. (Remeber the pre-teen girl they
>took to court to appropriate her trademark for the basketball card promotion
>name, stating in court that she could not make economic use of it, and they
It used to be millions and millions :) Actually I know of a couple of
situations where a Satire of burger places has gone without challenge
(Like the Illumninati game with Mchamburger King and a Symbol of an M
on top of a crown)
Actually I don't remember the case you mention.
>if we had a TJ Max or WalMart truck run over a scout (the wrong spelling
>surely means that no one could honestly mistake it for an actual T.J. MAXX
>or Wal-Mart truck), with the slogan "somecompnaies will do anything to
>stop scouts from helping little old ladies cross the street" that we
>wouldn't be in court pronto, and that *major* damages would be sought,
>and awarded? (Remember, these were the guys who took the mom and pop knitting
>shop called WoolMart to court).
There is a difference between name and symbols and the fact is that there is
nothing on the kid that would make it any more likely that he is BSA
rather than Royal Rangers(for instance).
>Let's protecxt our interests. Lets write to the guys and get them to
>apologize. Anice out of court settlement (say abig donation to establish
>some needed facilties) would be in order too.
I just don't think BSA National will sue, and I think that is the only
place the suit can come from. What's to say it isn't Canadian Scouts or
Royal Rangers or whatever.....
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City