[ANSTHRLD] Permission to conflict letter

Kathleen O'Brien kobrien at texas.net
Sat May 15 20:49:37 PDT 2004

>> I have a client who's name was returned due to a conflict with
>> another lady in a different kingdom. The lady she conflicts with has
>> agreed to sign a permission to conflict letter, but after looking
>> over the suggested form letters in the admin handbook, I'm really
>> not sure how best to write up a letter for this purpose.
>The letters are all just examples.  They often have to be modified to
>fit the case under consideration.  The essence of each of the letters
>is along these lines:
>- identifying all parties completely, which means SCA and/or real
>  names
>- one or more parties give certain rights or permissions to other
>  parties
>- these rights or permissions are expressly stated, not implied
>- where applicable, the grantor(s) state that they realize that at
>  some point it's irrevocable
>I'm afraid I can't think of how to express it better than the form
>letter in Appendix D, just modified to refer to the name rather than
>    * Permission to Conflict
>    I, [Name], known in the SCA as ([Society name]) give [Name of
>    submitter], known in the SCA as ([Society name of submitter])
>    permission for [his/her] armory "[Blazon of submission]" to look
>    similar to, but not identical to, my armory, "[Blazon of
>    registered armory]". I understand that this permission cannot be
>    withdrawn once [name of submitter]'s armory is registered.
>    [Date] [Signature of [Name]]

It should be [Legal Name] not just [Name].  More examples of Suggested
Standard Letters appear in the 10/2002 Cover Letter.  Apparently they have
not yet been added to the online Admin Handbook.

>Suppose that a guy with the real name Billy-Bob Bloggs wants to
>register Daniel of Lincoln.  Suppose I give permission on June 20,
>2004.  I would send this letter:
>    I, Tim McDaniel, known in the SCA as Daniel de Lincoln, give
>    Billy-Bob Bloggs permission for his SCA name Daniel of Lincoln to
>    be similar to but not identical to my SCA name. I understand that
>    this permission cannot be withdrawn once Billy-Bob Bloggs's name
>    is registered.
>    June 20, 2004
>    [signature of Tim McDaniel]
>Daniel de Lincolia

Looks about right to me.


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