Correction: Girl Scouts vs Boy Scouts story

FILE – In this June 18, 2018, enter photo, spots plow the back of a Girl Scout’s vest at a demonstration of some of their activities in Seattle. The Girl Scouts of the United States of America entered a trademark infringement prosecution on Monday, Nov. 5, against the Boy scout of America for falling the word “boy” from its flagship program in an effort to attract daughters.( AP Photo/ Elaine Thompson, File)

In some versions of a narrative Nov. 6 and 7 about a suit put forward by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America against the Boy scout of America, The Associated Press erroneously reported the working day individual complaints was registered. It was entered Tuesday , not Monday.

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Girl Scouts litigate Boy Scouts over program’s call change

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America has entered a litigation against the Boy scout of America for throwing the word “boy” from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls

By TOM McELROY

Associated Press

NEW YORK( AP) — The Girl Scouts of the United States of America registered a logo infraction litigation Tuesday against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word “boy” from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls.

In the complaint filed in Manhattan federal field, the Girls Scouts claim the program “does not have a right under either federal or New York law to use expressions like scouts or scouting by themselves in connection with services provided to girls, or to rebrand itself as ‘the Scouts.'”

“Such misconduct will not only compel jumble among the public, expense the goodwill of GSUSA’s Girl Scouts trademarks, and weaken its core symbol identity, but it will also marginalize the Girl Scouts Movement by making the public to believe that GSUSA’s singularly successful services are not true or official ‘Scouting’ planneds, but niche business with limited utility and request, ” the complaint said.

The Girl Scouts is among a number of major youth organizations in the nation checking diminishes in membership in recent years due to tournament from athletics conferences and hectic lineage planneds. The party suggested that alone it has “the right to use the Girl Scouts and Scouts trademark with leadership development services for girls.”

In a statement, the Boy scout said it was reviewing the lawsuit “carefully.”

“We applaud every organization that improves persona and a leading role in children, in particular the Girl Scouts of the USA, and believe that there is an opportunity for both organizations to serve girls and boys in local communities, ” the statement said.

In May, the Boy Scouts — the program for 11 – to 17 -year-olds — announced it would change its list to Scouts BSA in February. The mother company will remain the Boy Scouts of America, and the Cub Scouts — its programme of perform children from kindergarten through fifth evaluate — will keep its name, as well.

The organization once has started declaring girlfriends into the Cub Scouts, and Scouts BSA begins consenting girlfriends next year.

The Girls Scouts claim it has already been damaged by the reputation change proclamation, “re saying that” “throughout the country, categories, schools and communities have been told that GSUSA and BSA have consolidated, or even that GSUSA no longer exists.”

“Parents interested in signing up for Girl Scouts curricula have instead mistakenly signed off for the new girls’ programs offered by BSA, ” the complaint said.

The lawsuit strives an ruling against mark violates and money damages.

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