Sumary of Boy Scouts ‘tentatively’ defeat Girl Scouts in trademark case:
- A federal judge said he’s likely to rule for the now-coed Boy Scouts of America in a trademark lawsuit brought by the Girl Scouts.
- US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein on Wednesday told lawyers his “tentative” decision was to throw out the 2018 suit by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, who alleged the Boy Scouts’ use of the terms “scout” and “scouting” in recruitment ads aimed at girls would confuse the public.
- The judge said the Girl Scouts can’t prove those claims and suggested the suit was filed only to hamper the Boy Scouts’ push to recruit girls.
- “You can’t prevent the Boy Scouts from becoming coed,” Hellerstein told the Girl Scouts’ lawyer, Bruce Ewing, in a hearing in Manhattan.