• Dave Harmon, PW editor

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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