BSA Policy: Trademark Infringement
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Mon, 4 Sep 1995 13:48:07 GMT
John Lindner wrote:
>In other words, if you apply for use of a domain name that may be
>trademarked to someone else, better have the resources to defend your use
>of that name. As we all probably know, BSA has such resources and will use
>them to defend the Scouting name.
Not always. Example: The Business Software Association refers to
themselves in their literature as the BSA for several years. To the best
of my knowledge, the Boy Scouts of America has not contested this usage.
When I called and asked them about it a year or so ago, they told me
that I was the only person or organization to ever mention that "BSA"
is a registered name of the Boy Scouts of America, and that they intended
to keep using the abbreviation in their literature.
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 852, Camarillo, CA
Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America
National Woodbadge 416-18, Philmont, 1973
"I used to be a Beaver..."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City