CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio school district is phasing
out its eagle logo after learning the image of the front-facing
bird is trademarked by Morehead State University in Kentucky.
The Repository newspaper (http://bit.ly/JtOurl ) in Canton
reports an attorney representing the university's licensing
interests notified the Plain Local Schools about the problem in
Superintendent Brent May says the district removed the logo from
its website, fliers and other correspondence. The website now
features an outline of an eagle with its wings raised.
The trademarked eagle image also is featured on a high school
gymnasium floor, which would be costly to change.
The attorney representing the university's interests says he
understands that financial burden and would ask that the logo be
changed whenever the school replaces the gym floor.
Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com
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