Re: BSA Policy: Trademark Infringement
John Lindner (johng@GARLIC.COM)
Wed, 6 Sep 1995 00:11:03 -0700
Rodger Morris <rodger@FISHNET.NET> wrote:
>Subject: BSA Policy: Trademark Infringement
>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,
I suppose this may be true regarding the term "BSA". I was thinking more of
the use of the terms "Scout" and "Scouting" in my original posting.
Eagle Scout '80
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City