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Noisy Yosemite NP trademark battle comes to quiet, official conclusion—but effects will linger

The National Park Service and one of its biggest concessionaires on Friday formally ended a 4-year-old fight over intellectual property that drew in high-powered legal talent, stirred a change in California law and inspired park service policy reviews and reforms.

The one-paragraph stipulation of dismissal filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims marked a quiet conclusion to a sometimes noisy lawsuit over trademarked names filed in September 2015 by DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite Inc., a subsidiary of the Buffalo-based Delaware North.

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