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The. Religious, Technology Center RTC. Is an American, nonprofit corporation. That was founded in 1982, by the Church of Scientology. To control and oversee the use of all of the trademarks, symbols, and texts of Scientology. And diabetics, although. RTC, controls their use those works are owned by another corporation, the Church of spiritual, technology which, is doing business as l ron hubbard library, registered, in Los Angeles County California while, exercising authority, over the use of all Dianetics, and Scientology materials. RTC, claims that it is not involved in the day-to-day management of, the Church of Scientology. That role is assigned to a separate corporation, the Church of Scientology international. Si si, according. To the RTC, website, RTC. Stands apart as an external body which protects, the Scientology, religion and acts as the final arbiter, of Orthodoxy. And its. Stated purpose is, to, protect the public from misapplication. Of the technology, and to see that the religious, technologies, of Dianetics and Scientology remain. In proper hands and are properly ministered. Since. 1986. David Miscavige has served as the organization's chairman of the board in a 1993. Memorandum. By the Church of Scientology. International the following information was provided to the Internal, Revenue Service with, regards to RT C's role in functions, its personnel, and its income. RTC. Owns. The Scientology, religious, marks and advanced technology it. Licenses, the marks to si si for sublicense to subordinate churches, and directly, licenses, the advanced, technology, to appropriate, churches, through. This structure RTC. Assures that practice, of the Scientology. Religion within the ecclesiastical. Hierarchy and, the csi's, Authority as Mother Church remains strictly, Orthodox, in accordance, with the Scientology. Scriptures this. Church has a staff of approximately 50. Individuals, and an annual budget of approximately six. Point six million dollars based on its annual disbursements, for the most recent year for which financial. Statements, are available. The. RTC, guarantees, the purity and workability of Scientology. So far into the future thus engaging in programs to restore preserve, maintain, and keep uncorrupted, the church's religious. Technology, according. To Scientology, spokesman. Eric. Topic. Corporate information RTC, was incorporated, on January 1st 1982, in los angeles california by, terry Gamboa david mayo norman, Starkey phoebe mara Lyman Spurlock julia watson and david miscavige, six. Months later on June 15 1982. The Articles, of Incorporation were. Restated, on. April 8 1986. They were amended, in order to clarify the disposition, of RTC's, assets upon the dissolution of the corporation at, present the official address, of RTC, is 1710, IVA Avenue Suite 1100. Los Angeles 90 thousand and 28 in the Hollywood, guaranty building while, its main offices are on a big estate complex, at one nine six two five highway, 79, Gilman, hot springs 90. 2,383. California, as it was stated in a supporting, document of Scientology's. Tax-exempt, application, to the IRS during, the years 1990. To 1993. On September, 21st, 1993. The following individuals, held corporate positions, at RTC, the board of trustees was composed of David Miscavige, Gregory will Harry and Norman F Starkey the. Members of RTC's Board of Directors were at that time mark, Rothman Warren, McShane and David Miscavige. RTC's, president, was mark Rathbun its secretary, Warren McShane and its treasurer Barbara Griffin as of February 5th 2001. RTC's, corporate, officers were Warren McShane chief executive, officer President Loris stuck in rock secretary, and Barbara Griffin chief financial officer, treasurer as of March 14, 2008. RT C's official, agent has been the attorney Sherman, D Lensky from the law firm Lenski Lenski in Abramson ALC Warner atrium 6400. Canoga Avenue Suite 315. Woodland, Hills nine one three six seven two four nine one on August 19 1993. RTC. Filed an application for, tax exemption under Section, 501. C 3, of the Internal Revenue Code, in. The same year the Internal, Revenue Service granted. RTC's, request for exemption the, granting of tax exemption, to RTC and other Scientology, corporations, was preceded, by years of continuous, litigation, between the IRS, and the various entities of Scientology.
According. To former high-ranking executives. The Scientology, organization, had launched about two hundred lawsuits, against the IRS until, 1991. During. The same time individual, parishioners, of Scientology. Had initiated 2000 300, claims against the agency challenging, the denial of tax deduction, for their services at Scientology, organizations. Late. 1991. The dispute over Scientology's. Tax-exempt. Status began, to resolve through high-level, meetings between David, Miscavige, and the then commissioner of the IRS Fred. Goldberg who encouraged, a final resolution of the legal battle main corporate activities, the religious Technology Center RTC. Is the owner of certain trademarks, and service marks these. Marks in its related intellectual property, form the Dianetics spiritual, healing technology, and that Scientology, applied, religious, technology, Scientology. Organizations. Like churches celebrity. Centers or commissions derive their income from the worldwide sales of this technology in form of courses books etc to their members or to the general public the. Organization's. Receive the right to sell the technology through, license agreements, with RTC, as license holder and/or the Church of Scientology. International, CSI, as a sub licensure. RTC. And CSI, in return derive their cooperative income, through the license fees which in turn are obtained through those agreements the. Licensing, and its related actions, are major corporate, activities, of the various Scientology, organizations. Licensing. Of trademarks, and service marks religious Technology Center RTC. And Church of spiritual, technology CST. Shortly, after its inception on January 1st 1982. RTC, received on May 16th 1982. The ownership supervision. And control of the trademarks, and service marks identifying, Scientology. Applied religious philosophy, and Dianetics, spiritual healing technology, by the originator, and founder of Scientology l ron Hubbard through an assignment, agreement this agreement was subject, to an additional option agreement between Hubbard, RTC, and another Scientology, corporation, the Church of spiritual, technology CST. In. To option agreements, from May 1982, Hubbard, granted CST, the right to purchase at any time from RTC, that marks the advanced technology, and all the rights to them for the sum of $100. Parallel, and similar-sounding agreements, between Hubbard, RTC, and CST, were created, during that period concerning, the advanced technology, which consists, of unpublished derivates of Scientology's, confidential. Advanced technology under these agreements RTC. Is to turn over 90%, of its net income to CST, a document. From 1991. Reflecting. The financial, money flows of RTC, during the Year 1989. Showed, it turnover of 59%, of RTC's, net income towards CST. Religious. Technology Center RTC. And Church of Scientology. International CSI, RTC, and CSI, into the License Agreement on May 18 1982. Granting, CSI, the new Mother Church of Scientology. The right to use in sublicense, certain of the trademarks, and service marks in. Return for the grant of the marks the agreement, gave RTC, practically, an unlimited corporate, control not only over the activities of CSI, but also over every organization. That is a sub licensee, of CSI, in particular the agreement stated the RTC, shall have the right to monitor all operations, of CSI, and its related organizations.
Inspect, All books records, and facilities, pertaining to use of the marks and receive sample, specimens, and summaries of literature, publications. And products using the marks ii RTC. May if it ever deems it necessary or, advisable, send the corrective mission to any organization, authorized the marks to correct any deviation, from the standards, specifications. Or guidelines, of this agreement, additionally, RTC, and CSI, signed on January 1st 1980, to an organizational. Covenant granting CSI the right to deliver the advanced technology, to its staff members, religious. Technology Center RTC. And Church of Scientology, western United States cosmos, RTC, and Koz was entered on May 23rd, 1985, an, organizational. Covenant granting Koz was the right to sell and deliver the advanced, technology, to its public members while guaranteeing weekly, payments of 6% of the monetary, value of the advanced, technology services, that are being delivered to the public from Koz was towards RTC. Religious. Technology Center RTC. And Church of Scientology. Flag service organization. Inc FSO on January, 1st 1982. RTC, and FSO signed an organizational. Covenant with similar content to the Covenant between RTC, and cosmos. Religious. Technology Center, RTC. And other Scientology. Organizations. RTC, has ended over the years similar organizational. Covenants license agreements, with all the other advanced, organizations. AOS, within the scientology network as all. The AOS are integrated, within a corporation, these agreements are formulated, between RTC, and these corporations, such, as Church of Scientology, flagship, service organization, Inc from netherlands, antilles the Church of Scientology. Religious education, college Inc from East Grinstead England, the Church of Scientology. Inc from Sydney Australia. With Church of Scientology. Advanced organization. St. Hill Europe and Africa a oh Sh EU RTC, has registered its service marks and trademarks, in various countries all over the world due. To certain legal restrictions, for religious corporations, in certain countries RTC. Founded the corporation, inspector, general Network Inc IGN, on June 7th 1985. Which functions, as a secular representative. For RTC, in those countries in. 1985. RTC, entered with IGN a so-called reversion. And reservation, agreement, which regulated, the rights and obligations with regards to the Scientology, and Dianetics, trademarks, of the secular organizations. IGN, and world institute of scientology, enterprises, inc wise inc a dormant delaware corporation control. Of other corporations, at the time of RTC's, filing, for tax exemption RTC, controlled, for other corporations, inspector-general network IGN, IGN, has served as legal representative, for RTC, and secular, registered, owner of RTC's trade and service marks in countries where contracts, by religious, corporations, are not enforced, all.
Corporate, Positions of IGN, were held by members of RTC, wise. Inc at the time of Scientology's, application, for tax exemption wise Inc has been a dormant, corporation, from Delaware it. Had the same functions, as IGN, prior to IGN's incorporation. In 1985. RTC. Australia, RTC, Australia, was incorporated, in 1986. As a regional office for RTC, in Australia, it. Is a dormant corporation and has obtained tax-exempt, status inspector. General Network International a B IGN, int IGN, was incorporated, in 1992. In Sweden the. Organization, was founded to register Scientology's. Trade and service marks as a nominee for RTC, in countries such as Libya or Iran that do not recognize and, will not do business with any United States entity. Topic. Organizational. Structure, and management. RTC. Stands hierarchically. At the top of the Church of Scientology. Network it. Has regulatory corporate. And ecclesiastical, power over the policy, and activities, of all other Scientology. Management, units corporations. Churches missions. And other organizations. With the only exception being the Church of spiritual, technology the. Position, of RTC, is notably visible, in a drawing titled, the command channels, of Scientology. Which. The Church of Scientology. International, CSI, and RTC, provided, to the IRS in their application, for tax-exempt, status it. Should be noted that the Church of spiritual, technology has, not been included in this application, in its application, for tax exemption RTC, described the internal structure of the organization as, follows. RT. C's daily, activities, are carried out by a staff of 54, highly trained individuals who function, in their positions, within the overall, ecclesiastical. Hierarchy of, the Scientology, religion, through. Receipt of reports, and direct inspections, RTC, ensures, that those utilizing, the marks are ministering orthodox scientology, religious, services. The. Senior, ecclesiastical. Position in RTC is held by David Miscavige. Who continues, to serve as chairman of the board RTC, and also as Inspector, General there. Are also several, Deputy Inspector General's. Who assist in the performance, of RT C's, religious. Functions there. Is a Deputy, Inspector General. Who functions, as chairman of the board RTC, second-in-command, and. Sees. To the day-to-day functioning, of the organization, there. Is a Deputy, Inspector General, who, oversees, internal, matters in RTC and, another. Who is in charge of RT C's religious, programs, the. Religious mission of RTC, protecting, the orthodoxy, of the technologies, of Dianetics and Scientology is, carried out by two ecclesiastical. Divisions within RTC, as described below there. Is now one Inspectorate, division which consists, of four departments the. Department, of data receives, reports and collects information from, other organizations. And Scientologists. And collects analyzes and, distributes, the information, to all other departments that require it the.
Department, Of trademark, registration. Maintenance, and enforcement, gets the religious marks of Dianetics and Scientology legally. Registered, and sees to it that all users of the sar properly licensed, it. Also investigates. An where necessary prosecutes. Legal infringement, of the marks. The. Department of technical, policing, inspects, application, of the Scientology, scriptures pertaining to the ministry of religious, services by licensees, and corrects misapplication. Where it is found. The. Department of organization, policing, inspects, the application, of scientology, scriptures, as it pertains to governance, of the ecclesiastical hierarchy, and, corrects misapplication. Where it is found. Authorization. Verification. And correction, international, AVC, inte is a division, within RTC. Which is responsible for authorizing, and verifying, that the ecclesiastical. Programs evaluations. Strategies, promotional. Materials, and issues is authored by CSIR in accordance, with Scripture as. Previously. Mentioned RTC. Is currently, led by the chairman. Of the board of directors, David. Miscavige, who has held this position since 1987. Miscavige. Has been in leading positions within the Scientology, management, since the early 1980s. Prior. To being in his current position, Miscavige had been a member of the Commodores messenger organization. And had been instrumental in the internal, purge of the Guardians office the former intelligence service, and legal defense unit of the Scientology, Network in. 1982. He became the chief executive, officer and later the chairman of the board of the for-profit corporation, author Services, Inc ASI. Miscavige. Stayed on this position until 1987. About the role in the position of the RTC within the structure of the Scientology, Network David Miscavige declared in 1994. Since. March of 1987. I have been chairman of the board of religious Technology Center. Our TC is not part of church management, nor is it involved in the daily affairs of various Church of Scientology, organizations. Or missions. RTC. Ensures that the trademarks, of Dianetics and Scientology and, the technology, they represent, are properly used around the world. Eight RTC. Was formed with the specific, purpose of seeing that the religion of Scientology, was kept pure and true to the source materials, of the religion in. Fact a major reason for its formation was to have such a church organization. That performed these functions in a capacity, entirely separate, from the actual management of the various churches and missions of Scientology, not. Only his RTC, not involved, in the management of the International, hierarchy, of Scientology, churches but its very existence and performance, of its true functions, depends on the fact that it is not part of church management, the. Authority, of the religious Technology Center stems, from the ownership of the trademarks, of Dianetics and Scientology. 11. Neither. RTC, nor I has any corporate authority, over any Scientology. Church including si si si. Si is the Mother Church of the Scientology, religion and has been since its inception in 1981. As such. Si si is responsible.
For The activities, commensurate, with such a role including, the ecclesiastical. Management, of churches dissemination. And propagation, of the faith and defense of its activities, including, external and legal affairs. Such. Representations. Stand in stark contrast to, declarations, of high level excellent ologists, who have worked in the Scientology, management, former. Si si security, officer, Andre Toby ion and former RTC, second-in-command, Jesse, Prince have stated in affidavits and declarations, that RTC, and its chairman David Miscavige, maintained, de facto control of the entire Scientology. Network including, the Church of Scientology. International within the context, Andre Toby ion stated in a 1994. Declaration, the following about Miscavige's, exertion, of power as chairman of the board and ultimate head of the global Scientology. Network. 59. I have, personal, knowledge that Miscavige, issues oral and written orders, and instructions to Scientologists. Irrespective, of either ecclesiastical. Lines of authority or corporate, lines of his authority or demarcation. Miscavige. Uses this omnipotent authority. To exercise personal control, over any and all Scientology. Organizations. Whenever he elects to do so I, observed. That in running the various Scientology. Organizations. Miscavige. Constantly, crosses all corporate, and ecclesiastical. Command, lines without regard, to the fact that there are numerous Scientology. Related, corporations. Of which he is neither an employee officer, Moore director, he. Does not have to be to control any Scientology. Organization. He, is above all Scientology. Organizations. As the ecclesiastical. Head of Scientology coab. RTC and commander of the Sea Org in, this capacity, Miscavige, acts as the managing agent of each Scientology. Organization. 61. I personally. Observed Miscavige, take over this position of ultimate power over all of Scientology, after Hubbard, died I observed. Miscavige, when he was cob RTC, ordering into golden hero studios, gold, a CSI. Division and ordering into the Commodores messenger, organization. International, CM, ho inte another.
CSI, Division planetary, dissemination, organization. Etc both. Of these Sea Org units are corporately part of CSI. RTC. CMO, inte and gold are all located at a large compound, outside of Hemet California it. Is called gold as I learned the Scientology, corporate structure was only for the benefit of the outside waagh world. It didn't have any bearing on how Scientology operated. 62. When, Hubbard was alive it was common knowledge and, I also observed it personally, that he was in direct control, via Miscavige, and Pat broker, of CMO, in thin gold and the rest of Scientology. After. Hubbard. Died, Miscavige ousted, Pat broker and Vicky as nuran who were then in control of Scientology. After. That it was my experience that, Miscavige, had complete control over Scientology. Just as Hubbard had when he was alive. Miscavige. Took over Hubbard's, places, managing, agent of all Scientology. Organizations. Mark marty. Rathbun. David miscavige and, warren McShane deputy, inspector general for, legal affairs formed, for several years the above-mentioned board, of directors RTC, as of. March 2008. All references, to both Rathbun and McShane have disappeared, from the ITC, website and their names or pictures have also been removed from other official, Scientology, websites though. Miscavige, is still listed as chairman of the board no other board members are acknowledged within the executive branch of RTC, existed, at least until 2001. The position of Inspector. General RTC, which. Had been held by mark Rathbun this, network spanned from RTC, headquarters, in Gilman hot springs to all of the advanced. Organizations. In. Los Angeles, Clearwater East Grinstead Copenhagen. And Sydney where RTC, has maintained, offices in an internal newsletter keeping. Scientology, working, RTC. Stated the following about the purpose and duties of the Inspector, General Network. These. Deputy Inspector General's, had the entire IG, network which locates, and handles internal, and external infiltration. And suppression legally, protects, and safeguards, the trademarks, and technology, of the religion, of Scientology.
And Sees that management orgs, and missions and their application. Of tech and policy, remains standard, and true to LR HS writings. While. RTC, has a dominant, role over the mother, church CSI. And its subordinate organizations. The relationship, to the church of spiritual, technology CST. Is unclear, while. The above-mentioned, assignment. Agreement with. L ron Hubbard on May 10th 1982. Granted, CST, co-operative authority over RTC with respect to Scientology's, trademarks, and service marks there is no sign that CST, ever executed, any internal. Ecclesiastical. Authority. Over RTC, in fact the u.s. claims court noted in its opinion in a tax case which involved CST, in 1992. CST. Claims that it does not and will not monitor RT C's use of the religious marks and technology, CST. Explains, that there is no need to do so because any unorthodox, use would be immediately, obvious. Regardless. Of how it arrived at the conclusion however, the point is that one of its obligations, is to prevent misuse of the marks and Technology. See sts present confidence in RTC has no significance. If, CST, ignored that element of its charter one of the assumptions built into El RHS gift would be missing, monitoring. For a misuse by RTC is a form of ongoing oversight the. Decision, to exercise the option is an ecclesiastical. One which would not be readily susceptible to judicial review. Topic. Litigation. Since. Its inception in 1982, RTC. Has been involved in various lawsuits, in both state and federal courts the. Majority, of the cases initiated. By RTC contend, unauthorized, use of Scientology's. Copyrights, service, marks or trademarks. Critics. Of Scientology, contend, that a great number of these lawsuits have been launched in order to, silence critics the. Courts have agreed in some cases in RTC, V bloomer. Judge Leonie bring came it found that the ITC's, lawsuit was intended, to pursue their broader, motivation. Of the. Stifling, of criticism, and dissent of the religious practices of Scientology. And the destruction of its opponents. The. RTC, filed a lawsuit on January 1st 1985. In the United, States District, Court for the Central District, of California against. Robyn Scott in the Church of new civilization. Not to be confused with the new civilization, Church a Scientology. Splinter group alleging, theft and unauthorized, use of confidential, material, owned by RTC, the. Case took over a decade to resolve and was dismissed on April 11th 1996. By the United, States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in. Its final opinion the court summarized, the history of the case and commented on the conduct of RTC, while the case was litigated. In. January, 1985. RTC. Sued Mayo and other persons, connected with the Church of the new civilization.
A Splinter, group of the official, Church of Scientology. Contending, that they were making unauthorized use, of stolen, documents relating, to the religion of Scientology. RTC. Stated, that it was the. Protector, of the religion, of Scientology. Its philosophy, and its technology. Including. The advanced technology, consisting. Of, confidential. And proprietary information. Regarding counseling, and training and was, the owner of various, trademarks, registered, with the US Patent, and Trademark Office protecting. The advanced technology. R. 1825. Docket, entries and nine years of pretrial litigation involving. Three discovery, magistrates, a special master the recusal of two district, court judges the denial of five petitions, for writ of mandamus three, appeals and. Three. Denials of certiorari by, the Supreme, Court the third district judge. Entered. Final judgment. T. Here is little doubt that RTC. Is playing. Fast. And loose with the judicial system is required in the minority view of estoppel to. First assert that it's unfair competition and, false designation, of origin claims, are just disabled and at the same time assert that mayose identical, claims are not is at best questionable, in light of RT C's documented, history of vexatious, behavior RTC's, actions are inoffensive all. Topic. Knowledge, reports. The. RTC, maintains, a task force called the Inspector General Network an investigatory, body which operates from seven officers on four different continents the. IGN, stated function, is to keep, Scientology, working by ensuring, the pure and ethical use of Dianetics, and Scientology technology. RTC. Like the Church of Scientology. Encourages, the use of knowledge, reports. Kr. From anyone inside or outside of the church to report on potential, misuse of the standard tech and copyrighted, trademark, materials, they. Maintain, an online forum in which anyone is encouraged, to report any such matters that may be of concern the. Use of reports is one system used by RTC, to police the use of Scientology, materials, in the application. Topic. C also. Author, Services, Inc church. Of spiritual technology. Sea. Org list. Of Scientology, organizations. Northern. S Cano an attorney for the Church of Scientology. And for l ron. Hubbard.