False Marking Suit Says BSA No Boy Scout

Law360, New York (January 12, 2011, 12:32 PM EST) -- The Boy Scouts of America and a leather goods maker stand accused of falsely marking belts for the youth organization with an expired patent in an effort to deceive the public and thwart competition.

Union Properties LLC also contends in its complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas that, whether expired or not, the patent at issue doesn't even protect the products themselves.

The leather goods company named as a defendant in the suit, Denver-based John R. Craighead Co....
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