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Boy Scouts shoud demand exclusive rights to the acronym BSA

hillct (230132) writes | more than 12 years ago

User Journal 4

I remember the old days when BSA stood for the Boy Scouts of America - incorporated on February 8, 1910 - rather than the Business Software Alliance - founded in 1988.I remember the old days when BSA stood for the Boy Scouts of America - incorporated on February 8, 1910 - rather than the Business Software Alliance - founded in 1988.

Hey, if the World Wildlife Fund can win exclusive rights to their acronym WWF, (as reported in an this Associated Press Article) from the World Wrestling Federation then surely the Boy Scouts have the right to the acronym BSA and the domain name BSA.org.

I think the Boy Scouts should pursue this. They have a legitimate claim here. For reference here's their Trademark Filing. Go Boy Scouts! Stick it to the software publishers!

But then again, that's just my opinion.

--CTH

Granted there were special circumstances - a 1994 agreement between the two parties, relating to the use of the acronym - that contributed to the WWF decision, but it'd still be fun to see the Software Publishers fighting the Boy Scouts.

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4 comments

It depends... (2)

baptiste (256004) | more than 12 years ago | (#2197145)

Did the Boy Scouts get a trademakr on 'BSA' Obviously they've got one for the flour de le (sp??) and such, but if they didn't trademakr BSA they'd have little case.

Re:It depends... (-1, Troll)

buttfucker2000 (240799) | more than 12 years ago | (#2202083)

fagg0t... i'm tr0lling y0ur j0urnal!!! suck me

Re:It depends... (2)

baptiste (256004) | more than 12 years ago | (#2202123)

Oh boy aren't you SPECIAL! I'm - like honored!

Re:It depends... (1)

TheMidget (512188) | more than 12 years ago | (#2234322)

> for the flour de le (sp??)

Fleur de lys [scout.org] .

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