Okoboji, Oregon Resolve "O" Logo Dispute

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The University of Oregon and the Okoboji, Iowa School District are resolving a trademark dispute sparked by the use of a Nike-designed "O'' emblem.

The Eugene, Oregon university has relented in its insistence that Okoboji schools stop using the logo within a year.

Oregon contacted the district in December 2012 after becoming aware that Okoboji's maroon "O'' looked nearly identical to the university's "O," which was designed by shoe and apparel company Nike. The Oregon "O'' has gained national recognition as the Ducks have built a football powerhouse known for its flashy uniforms.

Okoboji has unveiled a new logo featuring a bearded pioneer wearing a raccoon-skin hat. Superintendent Gary Janssen says the district will replace the "O'' on uniforms and elsewhere over five years.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 238622891 - wowt.com/a?a=238622891
Gray Television, Inc.