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DOCUMENT TITLE: Assignment Agreement (LRH/RTC) (Marks) [ACTUAL]
SUBJECT: Purported (but fraudulent) "assignment" of several trademarks from L. Ron Hubbard to Religious Technology Center (RTC), dated 10 May 1982
PARTIES: Purportedly L. Ron Hubbard; Glen and Laura Marlowe as President and Secretary, respectively, of RTC; David Miscavige as notary for signature of L. Ron Hubbard; Bev Mustard as notary for signature of the Marlowes


BACKGROUND AND NOTES

Executed first on 10 May 1982 (the date being used for chronological placement) purportedly by L. Ron Hubbard, and later on 16 May 1982 by the Marlowes for RTC, this document has been described by one observer as Meade Emory's finest and most subtle fraud. It resulted in the Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) having iron-clad control over several of the most important trademarks related to Scientology and Dianetics while appearing to do exactly the opposite and "assign" those trademarks as a "gift" to RTC.

This document has since turned out to be a fraud through and through. Although the nature of the fraud is identifiable in a careful reading of the instrument itself, the full impact of it is emobdied in these statments from a later Declaration, purportedly by Hubbard:

"I have transferred my religious trademarks to the Religious Technology Center, but I retain full ownership of any commercial applications of the marks as well as full ownership of all my copyrights and patent rights, none of which have been transferred [emphasis added].

L. Ron Hubbard [purportedly]
15 May 1993 court-filed Declaration

The fraud is further embodied in this false statement from this "Assignment" itself:

"LRH originated, adopted and used, both personally and through licensees, and...has been the sole owner of, the terms SCIENTOLOGY and DIANETICS as service marks..."

It's just a bare-faced lie. As far back as 15 November of 1958, L. Ron Hubbard had made all trademarks and service marks the sole property of the Hubbard Communications Office (HCO), a division of HASI, Inc., saying: "[A]ny trademark, registered mark, or patent for any sign, symbol, shield, device or design for Dianetics or Scientology or their organizations must be secured for HCO. All these...by blanket transfer are the property of HCO only. The name is L. Ron Hubbard; the owner is then HCO."

As is shown above and covered thoroughly in our separate Trademarks article, controlling interest in the key trademarks "assigned" to RTC in this document was actually retained for the Hubbard estate, then secretly transferred to the Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) as part of "Author's Family Trust-B," by order of IRS in the 1 October 1993 Closing Agreement.

Finally, just for fun, CST "co-founder" (actually a Meade Emory go-fer) Lyman Spurlock felt he needed to cloud the record more, and claimed in a letter to IRS that there was another "proposed" version of this assignment agreement for the marks, but that it was never executed and had been sent to IRS by mistake. But in that same letter, Spurlock claims that both L. Ron Hubbard and the Marlowes, for RTC, executed this document on 16 May 1982. This completely contradicts the elaborate tale told by Spurlock's fellow co-founder of CST, Sherman Lenske, accounting for the 10 May notarization of the "Hubbard" signature versus the 16 May notarization for the Marlowe's signature. But 16 May is written at the top of both this agreement, and the one for the Advanced Technology.

This is just what happens when a herd of liars try to keep their stories straight.

Here, though, is the Meade Emory-created document at least as a record of the very knowing and willful intent to deceive. There appear to be question marks [?] in places where the original was unclear, and there are typographical and spelling errors which we have not attempted to correct:




                         ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT (LRH/RTC)
                          (Marks)

     THIS ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT is made this 16th day of
May, 1982, by and between:

     LAFAYETTE RONALD HUBBARD, also known as L. RON HUBBARD,
whose address is c/o The Explorers Club, 46 East 70th Street,
New York, New York 10021, and whose former addresses include
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex, England; 1827
19th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.; 37 Fitzroy St., London,
W.l, England; 2005 West 9th Street, Los Angeles, California;
and Fort Harrison Avenue No. 210, Clearwater, Florida,
(hereinafter referred to as "LRH"); and

     RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER, a California non-profit
religious corporation having a place of business at 6517
Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028 (herein-
after referred to as "RTC").

                          RECITALS

     A.  LRH is the founder of the religion of Scientology
and has discovered, described and developed the religious
doctrines, beliefs, tenets, and practices upon which the
religion of Scientology is based, as contained in the writings
and recorded spoken words of LRH with respect to Scientology
and the organization formed for the purposes thereof (herein-
after referred to as "the Scientology Scriptures").

     B.  LRH originated, adopted and used, both personally and
through licensees, and, prior to this agreement, has been the
sole owner of, the terms SCIENTOLOGY and DIANETICS as service
marks for identifying services relating to applied religious
philosophy and spiritual healing technology, respectively, and
other service marks and trademarks relating to SCIENTOLOGY
applied religious philosophy, DIANETICS spiritual healing
technology, and the organizations relating thereto, including
the marks identified in the list attached as Exhibit A (herein-
after "the Marks").  LRH has caused the Marks to be registered
in many countries on this planet, and has caused applications
for other registrations to be filed, as indicated in the lists
attached as Exhibits B through T.

     C.  LRH has used and owned, and permitted others to use,
his name, initials and parts of his name in various ways in
connection with the services and organizations of the religion
of Scientology, as names, service marks and trademarks, in-
cluding use in titles of organizations, posts and courses, and
on certificates, and these uses are included within the term
"the Marks" as used in this Agreement, subject to the reserva-
tion by LRH of all rights of an individual regarding use of his
name, initials and parts thereof.


                            -2-

     D.  The hierarchy of the religion of Scientology has been
organized with the Church of Scientology International, a
California corporation (hereinafter "CSI"), as the Mother
Church and the highest ecclesiastical authority of the religion
of Scientology, committed and dedicated to the advancement and
dissemination of the religion of Scientology in accordance with
the Scientology Scriptures, and with other organizations of the
religion of Scientology under the ecclesiastical control and
supervision of CSI.

     E.  RTC was formed with the approval of LRH to be the
protector of the religion of Scientology and to maintain the
purity and ethical use of the philosophy and technology of the
religion, including services rendered under the Marks and
products associated with the Marks, and to own the Marks, with
all of the rights and responsibilities that are incident to and
required by ownership of the Marks in order to maintain their
validity, to protect the exclusivity of their use by faithful
organizations of the religion of Scientology, and to insure that
the nature and quality of all services and products that are
associated with the Marks are in accordance with the Scientology
Scriptures.

                            -3-

     F.  LRH wishes to transfer ownership, supervision and
control of the Marks and the goodwill associated with the
Marks to RTC, along with the authority and responsibility for
supervising the use of the Marks by CSI, and through CSI by all
of the organizations of the religion of Scientology that are
within the hierarchy governed by CSI, all in accordance with
the Scientology Scriptures, subject to the following terms,
conditions and reservations.

                         AGREEMENT

     1.  Recitals.  The recitals are hereby made part of
this Agreement and are acknowledged to be true.

     2.  Assignment.  Subject to the reservation of rights in
Paragraph 3 hereof, and the Right of Reversion and the Option
in Paragraphs 4 and 5, LRH hereby assigns to RTC his entire
right, title and interest in and to the Marks, and all registra-
tions and applications for registrations of the Marks that are
owned by LRH, including those identified in Exhibits B through T,
all goodwill of LRH associated with and relating to the Marks,
registrations and aplications, and all rights LRH may have to
apply for and receive registrations of the Marks that have not
been registered or applied for.

                            -4-

     3.  Reservation of Rights.
         a.  LRH hereby reserves and retains, for himself and
his heirs, successors and assigns, the nonexclusive right
to sell products and to license and contract with others to
sell products, relating to the religion and organizations of
Scientology and bearing or embodying any or all of the Marks
assigned by this Agreement, and to make appropriate use of, and
to license and contract with others to make appropriate use of,
the Marks in connection with administrative technology services
based upon the secular applications of the technology of LRH in
non-religious fields all free of any payment of compensation to
RTC.

         b.  Without limiting the generality of the Reservation
of Rights in subparagraph 3(a), categories of products that
are expressly included within this reserved right include books
and other publications, recordings including films, tapes
and phonograph records, electrometers, emblems and insignia,
and jewelry.

         c.  All embodiments of the Marks, including use as
emblems, insignia and jewelry, shall be accurate reproductions
of the Marks as used by RTC and those who are authorized by
RTC to do so.

         d.  The subject matter of all products, as defined
above, with which any of the Marks are used pursuant to this
reservation of rights shall be subject to the supervision

                            -5-

and approval of RTC.  Approval is hereby confirmed and
granted by RTC for all products that previously have been
sold by LRH or licensees of LRH bearing or embodying the
Marks, including the books, writings and lectures of LRH
prior to this Agreement, and the approval of RTC shall be
deemed to have been granted for all products that are
sold by LRH or licensees of LRH if RTC does not express its
disapproval, in writing, witihn ten (10) days after it
receives notice from LRH or his representatives of the
intention to tell any such product.

     e.  This reservation of rights shall not include the
right to use the Marks in connection with religious services.

     4.  Option.  This assignment is subject to an option granted
by LRH to Church of Spiritual Technology, a California corpora-
tion (hereinafter "CST"), to purchase all of the rights assigned
to RTC under and pursuant to this Agreement for the sum of One
Hundred Dollars ($100.00).  This option shall be exercisable by
CST at any time if CST decides, in its sole discretion
and
judgment, that RTC has failed to preserve and maintain the
ethical use of the Marks in accordance with the Scientology
Scriptures, or that RTC's ownership of the Marks in any way
places the Marks in danger of appropriation by any entity that
is outside or hostile to the religion of Scientology, or that

                             -6-

RTC has permitted and is permitting use of the Marks in any way
that is contrary to the Scientology Scriptures and seriously
damages the religion of Scientology or the image or repute of
LRH.

     5.  Transfer If Tax-Exempt Status is Not Obtained.

If at any time after one year from the date of execution of
this Agreement, RTC has not obtained tax-exempt status under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as
amended, and does not have a pending application for such
status or an appeal from a denial of such status in which
all administrative and judicial remedies have not been
exhausted, RTC shall transfer all of the rights assigned to
RTC under and pursuant to this Agreement to another Scientology
entity having such tax-exempt status, as designated by LRH,
his heirs, successors or assigns, subject to the Option in
Paragraph 4.

     6.  Enforcement.  LRH expressly grants to RTC all rights
he may have to recover for past infringement of any of the
Marks, and all rights to enjoin future infringement and misuse
of the Marks and to recover damages for such future infringement
and misuse.  LRH retains no rights and no responsibility whatso-
ever with respect to enforcement of rights in the Marks, except
as to any of the Marks which are his name or initials.  As to

                             -7-

these, LRH retains all rights of an individual with respect to
the personal use of his own name and initials, and in particular
the right to use his name in all ways in connection with his
works and writings.

     7.  Recordings and Further Documents.
          a.  LRH shall cooperate with RTC in perfecting and
recording the title of RTC in all of the Marks, registrations,

and applications for registrations that are assigned by this
agreement, and shall execute all "Short Form" assignments
for recording, and all further documents that may be deemed
necessary or desirable by RTC for this purpose, at no expense
to LRH.  RTC shall be responsible for all recordings and
further proceedings, at its own expense.  If the reservation of
rights provided in Paragraph 3 should ever place any of the
Marks in danger of falling into the public domain because of
loss of distinctiveness as an indication of origin, LRH shall
cooperate with RTC in preventing the Marks from falling into
the public domain, including modification of the reservation of
rights, if necessary.

     8.  Assignment of Licenses

     Subject to the reservation of rights in Paragraph 3 here?
the option in Paragraph 4, and the transfer if tax exempt status ?
obtained in Paragraph 5, LRH hereby assigns to RTC all of his rights ?

                             -8-

title and interest in and to all oral and written licenses
which LRH has granted to others to use any of the marks in any
country on this planet, including the right to supervise and
control all licensed users, and to terminate all uses that are
not in accordance with the Scientology Scriptures.  Without
limiting the generality of the foregoing, expressly excluded
from this grant are certain licenses between LRH and AOSH DK
Publications Department A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark, now known
as New Era Publications (hereinafter referred to as "NEP")
pursuant to which LRH has authorized NEP to use some of the
Marks on certain products, including products in the cate-
gories identified in Paragraph 3b, hereof.  LRH retains the
right to maintain these agreements and other agreements of
this kind in effect, subject to the limitations that are
provided by this agreement.

     9.  License With CSI.  It is understood and agreed that
RTC shall enter into a License Agreement with CSI, substan-
tially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit U, and that
this License Agreement shall serve as the governing document
with respect to the rights and responsibilities of RTC and
CSI.

     10.  Ownership and Indemnity.

     a.  RTC acknowledges its full responsibility for the
Marks as owner thereof, assumes all existing obligations

                            -9-

relative thereto, and agrees to take all action necessary to
inform the public with respect to its ownership and control
of the Marks pursuant to this Agremeent.
     b.  RTC hereby indemnifies LRH and agrees to hold him
harmless from and against all liabilities, claims and
actions of any kind, and costs, including attorneys' fees,
which relate to the Marks or services in connection with
which they are used.

     Signed in duplicate at Los Angeles, California on the
date first above written.

                                {SIGNATURE}
                                Lafayette Ronald Hubbard

STATE OF CALIFORNIA         )
                            )   ss.
COUNTY OF Los Angeles       )

     On this 10th day of May, 1982, before
me, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, personally
appeared LAFAYETTE RONALD HUBBARD, known to me to be the person
described in, whose name is subscribed to, and who executed the
within instrument, and acknowledged to me that he executed the
same.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed my official seal, the day and year in this certificate
first above written.

                             {SIGNATURE}
                             Notary Public in and for Said County and State

                                        -10-

{OFFICIAL SEAL
DAVID MISCAVIGE
NOTARY PUBLIC - CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
My comm. expires JAN 11, 1985}

                                            RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER
                                            By {SIGNATURE}
                                                   Its President
                                            By {SIGNATURE}
                                                   Its Secretary

STATE OF CALIFORNIA         )
                            )   ss.
COUNTY OF Los Angeles       )

     On this 16th day of May, 1982, before me,
a Notary Public in and for said County and State, personally
appeared Laura Marlow and Stephen Glen Marlowe,
who, being duly swon, acknowledged themselves to be the
President and Secretary, respectively of RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY
CENTER, and that they, as such officers of such corporation,
being authorized so to do, duly executed the foregoing Agreement
as an act and deed of said corporation and for the purposes
therein contained.

     IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed my official seal, the day and year in this certificate
first above written.

                             {SIGNATURE}
                             Notary Public in and for Said County and State

                                        -11-

{OFFICIAL SEAL
BEV MUSTARD
NOTARY PUBLIC - CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
My comm. expires JAN 27, 1984}

                                 TRADEMARKS
                                (WORD MARKS)

ABILITY
APPLIED PHILOSOPHY

COMMUNICATION MAGAZINE
DIANETICA
DIANETICS
DIANETIK
E-METER
HASI
HCO
LA DIANETIQUE
LA SCIENTOLOGIE
LRH
L.R.H. SCIENTOLOGY
L. RON HUBBARD
HUBBARD

OYOTETSUGAKU
SCIENTOLOGI
SCIENTOLOGIA
SCIENTOLOGY
SCIENTOLOGY E-METER
STANDARD DIANETICS
UNDERSTANDING

                                             EXHIBIT ?
                                             Page 1 of ?

                          TRADEMARKS
                    (DEVICE & DESIGN NAMES)

    {SYMBOL}                           {SYMBOL}
   DIANETICS                   S & R IN DOUBLE TRIANGLE
     SYMBOL                          RELEASE PIN

    {SYMBOL}                           {SYMBOL}
SCIENTOLOGY CROSS              S & R IN DOUBLE TRIANGLE
   (Pointed)                       IN TWO CIRCLES

    {SYMBOL}                           {SYMBOL}
SCIENTOLOGY CROSS                    DIV VI SYMBOL
   (Rounded)

                                                     EXHIBIT ?
                                                     Page 2 of ?

{Further enclosed exhibits are degraded in transmission
and too damaged to be transcribed.  The remainder includes at
least thirty-five pages of further trademarks and registration
numbers, including trademarks registered in Australia, Benelux,
Bo?uthatswana, Canada, Denmark, France, West Germany, Great Britain,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden,
Zimbabwe, two or more unidentified countries.}


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