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NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringement?

Discussion in 'General Scientology Discussion' started by CommunicatorIC, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringement?

    Mike Rinder has a breaking story about what appears to be a new Scientology "social betterment" front-group, Voice for Humanity. It appears the new Voice for Humanity Scientology front-group will be announced at the upcoming IAS Anniversary event.

    The only problem? There is already a non-Scientology social betterment group named Voice for Humanity.
    http://www.voiceforhumanity.org/

    Please read Mike Rinder's post for full and updating details:

    Mike Rinder: Monumental Announcement Under The Big Top
    http://www.mikerindersblog.org/monumental-announcement-under-the-big-top/

    In an update, Mike has a screenshot of a now-deleted Facebook post the Director of Special Affairs of the Church of Scientology of Pretoria that appears to confirm the new Scientology Voice for Humanity Group:

    [​IMG]

    Mike's update has a screenshot of the preexisting, non-Scientology Voice of Humanity webpage:

    http://www.voiceforhumanity.org/completedprograms.php

    [​IMG]

    EDITED TO ADD:

    Contact information for non-Scientology, unaffiliated Voice for Humanity:

    http://www.voiceforhumanity.org/contact.php

    Address:
    Voice for Humanity
    2133 Ladera Lane
    Lexington, Kentucky 40514 USA
    Tel: 859-296-4738
    Fax: 859-296-4738
    E-mail us: info@voiceforhumanity.org
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2014
  2. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    Kentucky Corporation Information for non-Scientology, unaffiliated Voice for Humanity.

    https://app.sos.ky.gov/ftshow/(S(xo....aspx?path=ftsearch&id=0555577&ct=09&cs=99999

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    [TD]VOICE FOR HUMANITY, INC.[/TD]
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    [TD]1819 FIELDEN DRIVE
    1819 FIELDEN DRIVE
    LEXINGTON, KY 40502[/TD]
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    [TD]MICHAEL J. KANE
    1829 FIELDEN DRIVE
    LEXINGTON, KY 40502[/TD]
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  3. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    I just asked TESS at http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/ (I can't post a full link: do your own search for VOICE HUMANITY, all default options OK.)

    Word Mark THE VOICE OF HUMANITY
    Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Promoting public awareness of the need for proper care of children, humane treatment of animals, kindness and compassion for animals and children; promoting public awareness of the need to advocate on behalf of children and animals. FIRST USE: 20080401. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20080401
    Standard Characters Claimed
    Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
    Serial Number 78944723
    Filing Date August 3, 2006
    Current Basis 1A
    Original Filing Basis 1B
    Published for Opposition March 6, 2007
    Registration Number 3469751
    Registration Date July 15, 2008
    Owner (REGISTRANT) American Humane Association CORPORATION D.C. 63 Inverness Drive Englewood COLORADO 801125117
    Attorney of Record Michael D. Fishman
    Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
    Register PRINCIPAL
    Live/Dead Indicator LIVE​


    The cult might just have a teensie-weensie problem with that one.

    Although it's not registered in the category "Goods and Services IC 666. US 666. G & S: Cultic extortion and blackmail; fraud" so they might get away with it.

    Paul
     
  4. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    Thank you so much for his. Just cross-posted to Mike's blog. Waiting moderation.
     
  5. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Whitedove

    Whitedove Patron Meritorious

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    I'm just pissed!

    :hmmph::furious:

    :carryon:
     
  7. Whitedove

    Whitedove Patron Meritorious

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    How many front groups do they have for god sake?! :pullhair:

    Anyone has a list. I mean an up-to-date one?

    Thanks
    Jocelyne :biggrin:

    Man...I like saying my name :giggle:
     
  8. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    Mike Rinder accepted the cross-post of the information you provided, and responded:

    http://www.mikerindersblog.org/monumental-announcement-under-the-big-top/#comment-64670
     
  9. Smurf

    Smurf Gold Meritorious SP

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    The cult can easily trademark the name in South Africa & get away with it. It's called trademark squatting' and alot of European businesses (who do business in the U.S.) know it.

    "What many U.S. businesses do not realize is that trademarks, like patents, are territorial. Protection derived from trademarks exist only within the country whose laws granted the rights. Research conducted several years ago by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) revealed that only 15 percent of small businesses doing business overseas know that a U.S. trademark provides protection only in the United States. This lack of knowledge about territoriality can create significant problems for U.S. companies, especially in today’s global economy.

    Trademark squatting is when one party intentionally files a trademark application for a second party’s registered trademark in a country where the second party does not currently hold a trademark registration. They take advantage of the “first-to-file” trademark system (not to be confused with first-to-file patent systems) in that country. While the United States has a “use-based” trademark system where trademark rights are acquired by “priority of use,” most other countries around the world have a first-to-file system, awarding trademark rights to the first applicant. When bad-faith filers obtain registrations in a particular country, they are treated as legal trademark owners in that country. A bad-faith filer's intent is usually to get the true trademark owner to purchase the trademark registration."

    http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/independent/eye/201302/TM_Squatting.jsp
     
  10. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    Very interesting. Assuming the COS obtains the trademark for Voice for Humanity in South Africa, the obvious question is whether that would be a defense to a lawsuit in the U.S. for trademark infringement for the COS's use of the words Voice for Humanity in the U.S. where they don't own the trademark and somebody else does?

    Off the top of my head, I would think not. Again this is just off the top of my head, but I can't imagine that U.S. law is that a company or person can completely evade the U.S. registration system by registering the words in another country, in a different hemisphere, and then use the words with impunity in business in the U.S.
     
  11. Smurf

    Smurf Gold Meritorious SP

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    It's actually being addressed in the U.S. courts now. China is a major culprit.

    http://www.insidecounsel.com/2010/05/01/trademark-squatting-on-the-rise-in-us

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/17/world/asia/china-trademark-squatters-penfolds

    http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140801000096&cid=1102
     
  12. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

  13. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    [h=2]Voice for Humanity![/h]
    Every angle that Scientology gets into Human Right I want to destroy.
     
  14. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    EDITED TO ADD:

    Contact information for non-Scientology, unaffiliated Voice for Humanity:

    http://www.voiceforhumanity.org/contact.php

    Address:
    Voice for Humanity
    2133 Ladera Lane
    Lexington, Kentucky 40514 USA
    Tel: 859-296-4738
    Fax: 859-296-4738
    E-mail us: info@voiceforhumanity.org
     
  15. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    Well, reading the not-so-small print, I think the cult actions belong in (International) Class 41. The existing trademark only covers Class 35 (IC 035). If true, that means the cult could quite legally register the trademark for that class in the US, although they haven't yet filed for that according to the USPTO records that are searchable by TESS.

    I'm not giving a link, but the classes can easily be found online downloadable as a Word Document.

    CLASS 35 (Advertising and business)
    Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions.

    Explanatory Note

    This class includes mainly services rendered by persons or organizations principally with the object of:
    1. help in the working or management of a commercial undertaking, or
    2. help in the management of the business affairs or commercial functions of an industrial or commercial enterprise, as well as services rendered by advertising establishments primarily undertaking communications to the public, declarations or announcements by all means of diffusion and concerning all kinds of goods or services.

    Includes, in particular:
    • services consisting of the registration, transcription, composition, compilation, or systematization of written communications and registrations, and also the exploitation or compilation of mathematical or statistical data;
    • services of advertising agencies and services such as the distribution of prospectuses, directly or through the post, or the distribution of samples. This class may refer to advertising in connection with other services, such as those concerning bank loans or advertising by radio; the bringing together, for the benefit of others, of a variety of goods (excluding the transport thereof), enabling customers to conveniently view and purchase those goods.

    Does not include, in particular:
    • activity of an enterprise the primary function of which is the sale of goods, i.e., of a so-called commercial enterprise;
    • services such as evaluations and reports of engineers which do not directly refer to the working or management of affairs in a commercial or industrial enterprise (consult the Alphabetical List of Services);
    • professional consultations and the drawing up of plans not connected with the conduct of business (Cl. 42).


    CLASS 41 (Education and entertainment)
    Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.

    Explanatory Note

    This class contains mainly services rendered by persons or institutions in the development of the mental faculties of persons or animals, as well as services intended to entertain or to engage the attention.

    Includes, in particular:
    • services consisting of all forms of education of persons or training of animals;
    • services having the basic aim of the entertainment, amusement or
    • recreation of people. ​


    (I'm not making a joke by alluding to Scn as entertainment, but referring to the educational, training and cultural aspects of what they do.)

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    The old US classifications (like 100, 101, 102) are not used any more. For reference they are listed at http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/notices/international.jsp.
     
  16. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    Is this registration even relevant? It lists the owner as "American Humane Association CORPORATION D.C. 63 Inverness Drive Englewood COLORADO."

    Even if relevant, is it controlling? Even leaving aside common-law trademark, the owner of the preexisting Voice for Humanity website is VOICE FOR HUMANITY, INC., 1819 FIELDEN DRIVE, LEXINGTON, KY 40502:

    Contact information for non-Scientology, unaffiliated Voice for Humanity:

    http://www.voiceforhumanity.org/contact.php

    Address:
    Voice for Humanity
    2133 Ladera Lane
    Lexington, Kentucky 40514 USA
    Tel: 859-296-4738
    Fax: 859-296-4738
    E-mail us: info@voiceforhumanity.org

     
  17. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    I don't know if it's relevant or not. I didn't check into the trademark ownership at all, merely looked at the trademarks since I am somewhat familiar with US trademark law and TESS, and there was a question about trademarks.

    I have no idea what the owners of that website do, whether it is a multi-billion dollar operation or a single guy with a computer like me.

    It doesn't really matter if there is any connection between the website and the trademark. The trademark I referenced is LIVE, a valid trademark, although the registered class seems (in my opinion) to be different to the usual cult activities and so may not be relevant at all. Trademark classes matter: a registered mark does not cover all classes automatically. The mark owner has to pay a fee per class, so one restricts it to one's area of (intended) operation to minimise costs. So if you wanted to market VOICE FOR HUMANITY canned peaches, there wouldn't be a legal problem.

    Paul
     
  18. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    I get that. My only point is that even if the registered class is different fro the COS activities and thus the registered trademark is not a problem for the COS, Voice for Humanity, Inc., the Kentucky Corporation that owns the website, may have a common-law trademark, or other IP rights, that the COS is violating. Moreover, looking at the website for Voice for Humanity, and as noted below, it appears they operate in precisely the same "social betterment" area as the COS. See

    http://www.voiceforhumanity.org/index.php

    FWIW, I don't think it is a one man operation given its partners:

    http://www.voiceforhumanity.org/partners.php

    We form international partnerships that bring our hand-held Voice Player programs to poor, oppressed, and primarily non-literate people, wherever they are, in the language they speak. Can we come alongside your organization to bring a new “Voice” to the most vulnerable people, in desperate and often neglected parts of the world?

    USAID
    United Nations (various divisions)
    InterNews
    BBC News
    Ministry of Culture and Information
    Ministry of Women’s Affairs
    SOZO International
    Afghanistan Ind. Human Rights Commission
    Afghanistan Joint Election Management Board
    Family Health International (FHI)
    BORN
    Australia Bible Society of New South Wales
    Samaritan’s Purse
    Friends of Novell Iraq (FNI)
    Iraqi Economy Development Center
    Society for Family Health (SFH)
    Federation of Muslim Womens
    Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN)
    Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA)
    BBC WST Radio Magazine
    African Enterprise

    I also don't think it is a one man operation given its Completed Programs:

    http://www.voiceforhumanity.org/completedprograms.php

    Afghanistan - SADA - Civic Education and Human Rights
    In 2002, VFH was approached by the U.S. State Department to create a pilot civic and voter education program to support the United Nations-sanctioned democratic elections in East Timor – a highly remote and non-literate area. But because of the urgency a... READ MORE

    Iraq - Voices for Iraq - Civic Education and Reconciliation
    In the months leading up to the January 30th 2005 Parliamentary elections, the Iraqi interim government and the supporting international community were struggling to win the “information” war at the grassroots level. Anti-government, anti-democracy, and... READ MORE

    Nigeria - Murya - HIV / AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care
    Despite two decades of concerted effort by both the public and private sectors to curtail the scourge of HIV, the infection remains unabated in many communities of the world – particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. Today, millions can only hope to prolong thei... READ MORE

    East Africa - Sauti - ROADS - HIV / AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care
    Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Voice For Humanity is in a cooperative agreement with Family Health International (FHI) to implement a 5-year project called ROADS – Regional Outreach Addressing AIDS through Development Str... READ MORE

    I also don't think it is a one man operation given its Current Programs:

    http://www.voiceforhumanity.org/currentprograms.php

    Listen-to-Read Literacy Program

    Many vulnerable women in very poor places, cannot read, cannot go to school, and cannot support themselves or teach their children. Our goal is for them to begin to learn how to read in their national language, and gain confidence, self-esteem and life-skills to benefit their children and their community. The Listen to Read program has unique advantages over the traditional literacy approach: a volunteer is trained to facilitate listening rather than a highly paid teacher; lessons are conveniently held in a village small group gathering rather than in a more costly classroom; the group can listen again and again together and individually, to what they are trying to read.

    Maternal and Infant Health: Pregnancy Infant Protection (PIP) Family Planning

    Basic misconceptions and counterproductive traditional practices contribute to extremely high maternal and infant mortality death rates in many parts of the world. In the most rural and remote villages, health officials cite low health awareness as a significant contributing cause for the high death rates. This gives fresh urgency to our mission to bring “life-saving information” with nutrition, sanitation, child spacing, countering myths and rumors, health care options, midwife training and more.


    HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support

    Despite two decades of concerted effort in the public and private sectors to curtail the scourge of HIV, the infection rages across Africa. Most prevention and support campaigns are laudable, but limited to urban centers and do not impact the more non-literate inaccessible rural communities where 2 out of every 3 Africans live. Yet that’s exactly where the virus is spreading. Our goal is to travel with it, to fight the myths and stigma, explain the reasons and remedies, to prompt testing and counseling and bring hope and solutions to those living with HIV, and those most at risk.


    Prison Education

    Prisons are extremely desperate places, and often last considered for humanitarian programs. In South Africa, 250,000 people are incarcerated. It’s estimated that one-third are HIV positive, and two-thirds have such poor to no literacy skills, that when released, the chance of a productive life is nearly impossible. The Voice will equip them with literacy skills, and HIV/AIDS education to pave a new way of life outside prison.


    Reconciliation

    Genocide leaves its legacy: the loss of a generation of educated Cambodians, wiped out by the Khmer Rouge, the 100 days in Rwanda, where 16% of Rwandan children hid under a dead body to survive and almost 70% saw someone being killed or injured; The Congo, Sudan; a legacy that leads to poverty, low literacy rate, HIV/AIDS, simmering feuds and gender based violence. A “Voice of Hope” educates, empowers and emphasizes themes of forgiveness and justice.
     
  19. CommunicatorIC

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    Re: NEW Scientology Front-Group: Voice for Humanity! Already one. Trademark Infringem

    First slide. NOTE: NO mention of Narconon.

    Code:
    http://www.scientology.org/how-we-help.html#slide1
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