However, this respect and appreciation does not mean that we will simply accept the blatant infringement of the NAAS brand.
According to their website, the National Association of Arms Show has "charted an ambitious program for the coming year. Our objective is to preserve and strengthen gun shows all across America, and we will need your help to accomplish these objectives." Correction: You are going to an NAAS License to use the trademark in the marketing and promotion of the NAAS label.
The National Association of Arms Show goes on to state: "The Obama administration has decided to wait for the right moment politically to move forward with their radical gun-control agenda...." When is the right moment to legitimize your use of the NAAS label by paying the appropriate license fee or displaying the NAAS.ORG website at all gunshows all over the country? Ok!
Wait a moment. What is more radical? a.) infringing upon a registering trademark, diluting the value of a registered trademark by linking the NAAS label to attacks upon the political policies of a U.S. President? or b.) A piece of political legislation that attempts to democratically address the concern of gun owners? The NAAS label is a registered trademark. Just like Apple, Microsoft, IBM, McDonalds, etc. What part of this fact does Robert Templeton, the so-called President of "NAAS" does not understand? Since Mr. Temple declined to obtained an official NAAS license, and apparently put his money behind his policital rhetoric that would justify his beliefs, and cause, we had no choice but to initiate legal action that resulted in the termination of his website.
Trademark Infringement is a federal criminal. If you are attempting to use the NAAS label for political causes, selling products or memberships under the NAAS label, or seeking to commercialize the NAAS brand in any way, form, or fashion, without valid approval or authorization from the registered trademark owner then it is only a matter of time that your scheme will be stopped.
Learn the lessons of others. Is public humiliation and embarrassment and the potential fines and legal fees really worth it, or do you have any intelligence or moral character to develop and create a label entirely different from labels associated with National Academy of American Scholars.??