Thank you for your advice. I agree that our business associate should have done their research but when you see so many other busiensses doing it, you will think that it's ok as long as your intention is not to seel what they offer. If you search the word "LEED", you will see atleast 1000 people using it for services and products. So what happens to them?
As an individual with my experience with an organization like USGBC, I feel like they selectively pick on folks. If there is a law, it should be applicable to everyone not to a select group of folks. Our business associate is willing to take all the actions they reccomend provided, they do the same with everyone equally. Plus, the new business was registered with D.C. same state where USGBC is incorporated...so the buss. associate assumed that the state of D.C would not have allowed the business registration.
It is easy to blame a person for not paying attention such as when someone gets into an auto accident, or any other offence. The purpose here is to make sure they are not being taken advantage of.
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