Re: BSA Policy: Trademark Infringement
Michael Phelan (mphelan@WESTGA.EDU)
Tue, 5 Sep 1995 12:04:09 -0400
On Mon, 4 Sep 1995, Rodger Morris wrote:
> 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.
Here at West Georgia College, like most colleges and universities, BSA
stands for Black Student Alliance. For over a year I would walk up to
students wearing BSA on their shirts and ask them what they are doing in
Scouting! Like anything else (flags, symbols or letters), we attach
meaning to those icons. We in Scouting are very aware of BSA and the
meaning that it carries to us. Use of the letters by others not in
Scouting probably never occurs to them the meaning conveyed to those in
Scouting. I found this out more than once with the members of the Black
Good luck and best wishes in Scouting.
Yours in Scouting,
Scoutmaster Troop 33
A Feisty Fox
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