Trademark

Vail Resorts is withdrawing its application to trademark the name Park City.   KPCW received this statement from Bill Rock, COO of Park City Mountain Resort, this morning:

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Dana Williams, former mayor of Park City, is planning a public gathering at city hall Wednesday afternoon.   He says it's a way to "welcome" Vail Resort CEO Rob Katz.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

On Tuesday,  Bill Rock, the COO of Park City Mountain Resort, sent a letter to Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and city council stating that Vail would not "withdraw or amend" its application to trademark the name Park City.   Tuesday night, the mayor responded with a statement to the Park City community.  Thomas says he is "disappointed" with Rock's letter.  He also says Vail "balked" at the city's attempts to come up with an agreement that protected local businesses that have the words "Park City" in its name from any legal actions from Vail.

Several weeks ago, the Park City Council invited the public to speak about Vail’s application to trademark the name "Park City," and the Council was urged to oppose the application – but Park City Council member, Tim Henney, says the stance the City takes may not influence whether the trademark is granted.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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Park City officials met with the CEO of Vail Resorts earlier this week as the Park City Council prepares to discuss the efforts of the Colorado company's trademark application for the words "Park City." KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

City Hall wants to hit the pause button on Vail's attempt to trademark the name "Park City."  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

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."