Ferequity Inc (owner of LBB) owns the trademarks to those cute names; Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos and Toffee-tactics – not GSUSA.
Interbake (owner of ABC) owns the trademark to the names Lemonades, Peanut Butter Patties, Thanks-a-Lots, and Caramel deLites – not GSUSA.
Some Girl Scout Cookies® have the same name because GSUSA owns the trademark, like Thin Mints®. ABC and LBB both make Thin Mints® – slightly different recipe but same name.
Same with Girl Scout S’mores®. GSUSA owns the trademark, so both bakers use it. While LBB and ABC both make a Girl Scout S’more® cookie, they are actually completely different cookies. LBB makes a s’more sandwich cookie, while ABC makes a chocolate cover graham.
It’s because of these trademarks that you’ll find Girl Scout® Thin Mint® licensed products, like the Dunkin’ coffees but not usually Tagalong flavored products. You will find official Girl Scout licensed that are caramel coconut or peanut butter chocolate flavored though.
Each baker also produces one gluten free cookie option. These cookies have different names and like the s’mores are completely different cookies. LBB makes the Toffee-tastic® and ABC makes the Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie.
Which baker is making your cookies?