scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: [Re: Legislation against Boy Scout Charter (fwd from Scouts-LDS)]
Aaron Kuperman (AWKuperman@NETSCAPE.NET
Fri Jul 21 2000 - 11:01:58 CDT
Probably nothing. The existence of BSA is based on state incorporation.
Caveat: it might create an opening for someone else to establish a non-BSA
scouting organization called something "scouts" as long as the name was
different. It might also might open the way for a challenge to the
intellectual property rights of BSA to the extent BSA is claiming an
American monopoly on terms that originated with scouting overseas (e.g. what
if someone claims the "scouting" refers to the movement founded by B-P, just
as "Islam" is a movement founded by Muhammed, or "Episcopal"is a movement
founded by Peter - these can not be trademarked).
SM, T1948 (Baltimore)
Les Chaffin <chaflesl@ISU.EDU> wrote:
> I am not in favor of Congress pulling BSA's Charter. But what would it mean
if they did pull the Charter?
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