Resolution of Litigation Between Boy Scouts of America and Touch A Life Foundation Inc.

Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) was formed in 1910 and has continuously operated as one of the premier youth organizations in the United States since its inception. BSA provides one of the nation’s foremost youth programs that builds character, instills leadership qualities, and trains young people to be responsible citizens. BSA is also the owner of valuable intellectual property, including various trademarks, service marks, and collective membership marks for its programs, memberships and other activities.

Touch-A-Life Foundation Inc. (“TAL”) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in California. TAL leverages technologies such as blockchain, AI, social media and mobile applications to connect those in need with those willing to give. TAL describes its mission as follows: “We believe true happiness comes from helping and lifting people up. We empower individuals, for-profit corporations, and nonprofit corporations to make a positive impact for a kinder world.” TAL does so through various programs, such as TALGiving, TALRadio, TALLeaders, and TALHero.

Recently, the parties were able to resolve litigation between them that was pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas: Boy Scouts of America v. Touch A Life Foundation Inc., 3:22-cv-02763-E (N.D. Tex.). TAL is not in any way affiliated with or sponsored by BSA. Nevertheless, to avoid any possibility of confusion, BSA and TAL have agreed that TAL will no longer use the term TALScouts in the United States.