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Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts @boyscouts @girlscouts

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Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over name change – CNN. Pictured above “Law merit badge.”

The Girl Scouts of the USA has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America after it announced that it would drop “boy” from the name of a program in 2019. The boys’ group has already begun to welcome older girls.

The Girl Scouts said in the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday that the Boy Scouts do not have the right to use “scouts” or “scouting.”

It also alleged that the Girl Scouts brand and activities will be marginalized by the Boy Scouts rebranded program, Scouts BSA.

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Previous:
Boy Scouts to get new name after 108 years as girls join group @boyscouts @girlscouts #ScoutMeIn – Adafruit.
Hacker Scouts and the BSA – Adafruit 8/29/13 (more coverage).
Boy Scouts of America threatens to sue Hacker Scouts over name – LA Times 8/20/13.

Update: The Girl Scouts are Suing the Boy Scouts Over the Boys’ “Damaging” Rebrand – THE FASHION LAW.



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