The Girl Scouts Are Suing the Boy Scouts

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America has filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America for trademark infringement.

The suit stems from the Boy Scouts' announcement earlier this year that it will change its name to Scouts BSA and start accepting girls. The Cub Scouts already accepts girls and Scouts BSA will allow girls to join in February.

The Girl Scouts lawsuit argues that the Boy Scouts do not "have a right under either federal or New York law to use terms like scouts or scouting by themselves in connection with services offered to girls, or to rebrand itself as 'the Scouts.'" The Girl Scouts claim it has been damaged by the Boy Scouts' announcement and has seen a reduction in membership as a result. (TIME)

Why can't the Girl Scouts just respond by accepting boys?

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