Saturday, December 27, 2014

#362 / What's In A Name

You have probably already heard. It's been in the newspapers! Delaware North, the concession company that operates the historic Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Park (pictured above) has claimed that it "owns" the Ahwahnee name. The company claims it owns some other famous names in Yosemite National Park, too. If the National Park Service wants to use those names, Delaware North believes that it will be entitled to "$51 million for its intellectual property rights."

Well, imagine that! 

All this time, I thought that the people of the United States owned the Park, and all its features. Guess maybe I was wrong. 

Don't you just love those corporations?

Boundless greed beyond all need!

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  1. This problem exists because the National Park Service never before considered the need to include language about intellectual property in the Yosemite Valley concession contract. From now on, they will [1]. It will be easy to challenge the trademark filed by Delaware North once they're fired [2]. Which they should be.

  2. With the right trademark search company, before you file your trademark application, you can easily identify potential issues about your trademark. It can save your time and money.


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