Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts after they drop 'Boy' from name

According to the lawsuit, ‘only Girl Scouts of the United States of America has the right to use the Scouts trademark’

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America have filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America after the Boy Scouts decided to drop “Boy” from its program and start welcoming older girls.

According to the complaint filed on Tuesday, the Boy Scouts do not have a monopoly over such terms as “scouts” or “scouting”, and its decision to rebrand its program Scouts BSA will erode the Girl Scouts brand and “marginalize” their activities.

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Source: theguardian