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Black Outside, Inc.

Trademark Registration

Summary:

Assist a nonprofit connecting black youth to the outdoors by registering trademarks.

Referred by:

Jurisdiction(s): U.S.
About the Organization: Black Outside is a nonprofit working to reconnect black youth to the outdoors through joyful, restorative experiences. They are radically transforming outdoor education and programming to be beacons of joy and liberation for Black youth.
Legal Entity Type: Nonprofit/Charity
SDG(s): Good Health and Well Being
Legal Issue(s):

The team at Black Outside is seeking assistance registering trademarks for the name of the organization, as well as the name of one of their programs, “Camp Founders Girl.” If the volunteer attorney has capacity, they would also appreciate assistance registering a third trademark for another program, “Brothers With The Land.” But this is a secondary request. There have been two instances where other organizations have used the name Black Outside. While it hasn’t caused major issues yet, the Black Outside team would like to make sure their name is protected going forward. They have been using the name “Black Outside” since 2019.