Gee, BMW gave John Lacko the Dr. Knoechlein award, and his website is crammed full of scans of BMW manuals from 60s and earlier. They don't seem to be bothering him.
My understanding of the situation with the VBMWMO is that Roland Slabon was told that he wasn't in compliance with the rules, and after that a shipment of pins was destroyed by US Customs.
The roundel is one of the top ten most recognized symbols in the world and BMW has every right to protect it. They didn't want clubs selling logoed items without restriction, so they created a set of rules by which the clubs could legally use the roundel. They didn't have to do that at all, but they do seem to realize that the clubs are important. That's why they fund the International Council of BMW Clubs, publish multiple issues of a glossy newsletter each year, and have annual meetings around the world.
Jeff, thanks for posting the brochure. I was selling BMWs in Detroit in 1965. Great job while in college. Rode to work & school on my R26 & later R60. Thanks for the memories.