State fights alamo trade­mark

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

The State of Texas is op­pos­ing an at­tempt by the Daugh­ters of the Re­pub­lic of Texas to trade­mark the phrase “The Alamo.”

The state ar­gued in a brief filed Fri­day with the U.S. Patent and Trade­mark Of­fice that it is the right­ful owner of the trade­mark. The state says the Daugh­ters’ ap­pli­ca­tion would prob­a­bly cause con­fu­sion.

The Dal­las Morn­ing News re­ported that Hous­ton at­tor­ney Paul Van Slyke filed the op­po­si­tion on be­half of Gov. Rick Perry’s of­fice.

Af­ter find­ing out the Daugh­ters — long­time cus­to­di­ans of the state-owned Alamo — had filed for the trade­mark, the state had asked for a time ex­ten­sion to look into the mat­ter.

The Daugh­ters now have un­til Sept. 1 to an­swer the state’s op­po­si­tion. A call to the Daugh­ters’ pres­i­dent gen­eral was not

im­me­di­ately re­turned Mon­day.

seek the death penalty.

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