• Girl Scouts Sue Boy Scouts for Trademark Infringement as It Begins to Accept Girls

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    The Girl Scouts of the USA has sued the Boy Scouts of America for trademark infringement. The dispute, filed Nov. 6 in federal court in New York, centers on the use of the word “scout” without a gender modifier.
    The suit argues that despite the long co-existence of the two organizations using the same term for its members and group, the Boy Scouts don't have the right to use that word by itself when marketing itself to girls.
    The suit alleges that confusion among names will “marginalize the Girl Scouts Movement by causing the public to believe that GSUSA's extraordinarily successful...
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