According to the Boy Scouts, the right to the word "scout" in their business name was given to them by a federal law back in 1916. That law established the Boy Scouts by means of a federal charter and included the "exclusive right to use emblems, badges, descriptive or designating marks, and words or phrases" the Boy Scouts wishes to use.
August 2013 Archives
A man who owns a shop in Vancouver, B.C. called Pirate Joe's has been sued by California-based grocery store chain, Trader Joe's. The lawsuit wants the man's shop closed for allegedly violating a number of U.S. federal laws relating to the resale of Trader Joe's products.
The highest court in California has thrown out a lawsuit that aimed to stop the Expos Light Rail Line construction between Santa Monica and Culver City, California. The ruling by the state Supreme Court upheld the lower court's decision, which found that the environmental review completed by the Exposition Construction Authority was appropriate.
On August 5, a sales ban was set to go into effect on some older Apple iPhones and iPads. It was due to a ruling in June by the U.S. International Trade Commission on an intellectual property dispute between Apple and Samsung. The ITC ruled that Apple had infringed on some of Samsung's patents. The Obama Administration had 60 days to look over the ITC decision and could decide to intervene, but most people thought that wouldn't' happen. Why? Because that hadn't happened in 26 years. It did happen, though, and the Obama Administration vetoed the June ITC ruling.