The US Government Would Like To Charge An Additional Tax Without Representation
<STRONG class=“bbcode bold”>“Generating licensing revenues, thus reducing or eliminating the program’s cost to the government” - They meant the cost to THE TAX PAYERS!</STRONG>
The DoD wants to set up Trademark Licensing Programs for ALL Branches of the US Military. They want to have COMPLETE creative control over what bears the logos and emblems of the Military! They want to charge YOU - the consumer - for this new Trademark Program if its operational costs exceeds the royalties that they recover!
The royalties that they recover will be passed on to YOU - the consumer - through price hikes and increased costs of end-consumer products.
The DoD thinks that the UNITED STATES MILITARY is equivalent to major US Corporations that need to protect their trademarks from infringement and possible consumer confusion. Really are you going to be confused when you go to buy your Marine Corps, Eagle Globe and Anchor Ball Cap that the Military was the ACTUAL Manufacturer of that product?
We need to make the public aware of what the Government is attempting to do here. This is double taxation without representation.
The Army Star and the Air Force HAP Wings were created and designed by 3rd parties not affiliated with the US Government. - “The US Marine Corps emblem of today traces its roots to the designs and ornaments of early Continental Marines as well as British Royal Marines. The emblem took its present form in 1868. Before that time many devices, ornaments, and distinguishing marks followed one another as official marks of the Corps.” - http://www.tecom.usmc.mil/HD/Customes_Traditions/Emblem_Seal.htm
The Eagle Globe and Anchor belongs to the Tax-Payers and not the US Government! It was EARNED by our Brothers and Sisters Blood, Sweat, and Tears! What’s next? Aircraft, Tanks, Guns, Helmets, Units and Divisions?? Words, like Navy, Marine, Guard, Coast? Military Color Combinations? When it is all said and done they will have a licensing program for every single item the Military wears, touches, creates or uses.
The money that comes from all of this will only be put to use to pay for the Trademark Programs themselves - it says in the Directive “Generating licensing revenues, thus reducing or eliminating the program’s cost to the government” - They meant the cost to the TAX PAYER!
If this continues - I will be the first AMERICAN to claim trademark infringement on the Great Seal of The United States as well as the United States Flag and the words “United States”. I will also look into trademark licensing for all of the States of the Union and City/County Seals as well.
Please send this thread to your friends and anyone you speak to about this. or PAY, PAY, PAY - and let the consumer - who is the mother, father, daughter, son, sister, brother or any other relative suffer the consequences of us rolling over to this extra tax on the citizens of the United States of America.