36 U.S. Code § 21705 - Exclusive right to name, emblems, and badges

The corporation and its State and local subdivisions have the exclusive right to use the name “The American Legion” or “American Legion”. The corporation has the exclusive right to use, manufacture, and control the right to manufacture, emblems and badges the corporation adopts.


(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1298.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
36:44 (words between 4th and 5th semicolons).
Sept. 16, 1919, ch. 59, §§ 4 (words between 4th and 5th semicolons), 8, 41 Stat. 285; June 26, 1953, ch. 153, 67 Stat. 82.

The word “sole” is omitted as included in “exclusive”. The words “to have and”, “in carrying out its purposes”, and “in carrying out the purposes of the corporation” are omitted as unnecessary.

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