With all the uproar about Vail's trademark application for the name "Park City", why isn't anyone talking about the one business in town that already owns a similar trademark? KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:
The Park City Council got a lot of public input last week on the notion of Vail Resorts’ efforts to trademark the name “Park City.” The council says now that they’ve heard from both Vail and the public, they’ve got more to study before taking a stance. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
Vail Resorts does not intend to withdraw its application for the trademark of the words Park City, but company officials hope that after Thursday's discussion with the Park City council, the community will better understand why they're doing what they're doing. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more:
Here is the complete interview with Bill Rock and Kristin Williams from The Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher on Thursday, June 9, 2016:
More than 70 people turned out at the city council meeting in Park City Thursday night. Most were there for the public hearing regarding Vail's application to trademark the name Park City. KPCW's Renai Bodley was there:
The count keeps getting higher. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than fifty people have asked the federal trademark office for more time to consider what threat, if any, exists if Vail owns a trademark for the name "Park City." The deadline to file an extension request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is this Thursday. That's the same day city council will take up the issue in a work session. And now a new group called Future Park City is getting in on the action. KPCW's Renai Bodley has the latest.
Vail's attempt to trademark the name Park City just got delayed by dozens of individuals. On Monday, June 6, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted at least 25 different people more time to examine Vail's application to see if they may oppose it. KPCW's Renai Bodley has more.
Vail released this statement Monday evening to KPCW from Kristin Williams, VP of Mountain Community Affairs.
The first opposition to Vail's application to trademark the name "Park City" has been filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:
Update: From Kristin Williams, Vail VP, Mountain Community Affairs: "We are aware of the opposition filed by Park City Powder Cats & Heli-Ski. We have had friendly discussions with the owner already and are optimistic we can reach an agreement that addresses their concerns."
Vail Resorts does not intend to withdraw its application for the trademark of the words "Park City," but company officials hope that after Thursday's discussion with Park City council, the community will better understand why they're doing what they're doing. Leslie Thatcher has more.