scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Scouting business card source
Wendell Brown (wbrown@ARKIE.NET
Wed Aug 16 2000 - 08:50:35 CDT
On Tue, 15 Aug 2000 08:21:21 -0700, Scott Patterson wrote:
>Does any one on the list know of a good source to order some business cards
>with scouting logos. I want to start handing them out at camporee and other
>events. I want the ones with raised print, not the type that I can print at
>home on my printer.
Actually, I think any local printer CAN print this kind of card and
probably has the fleur in a logo book.
However, the other day I was at our local scout shop and the use of BSA
logos came up in regards to having shirts manufactured. It seems that
someone mentioned having custom shirts printed with the logo and the
scout shop person told me afterward "we know people do it but I had to
tell them that it isn't approved" (she may have said legal instead of
approved). I'm not saying that you shouldn't do it (I print my own)
but I am saying that it seems to me that BSA has the legal right to
limit the use of the logo in ways that could be considered competition
to them. Now you ask, how would getting business cards printed be
competition with BSA, well National Supply sells business cards -
unfortunately, I don't think they sell them to anyone but professionals
but who knows how they would construe it.