Trademark Dispute Settled: The Old Familiar Names Are Back At Yosemite National Park
Famous trademarks at Yosemite National Park ... including the Ahwahnee Hotel ... are coming back after a few years of legal disputes.
Capital Public Radio's Randol White has more.
Back in 2016, the Ahwahnee was renamed the Majestic Yosemite. Badger Pass became Yosemite Ski and Snowboard area. And the Wawona was suddenly called Big Trees Lodge.
Iconic place names ... tied up in a legal dispute with the park's previous vendor, Delaware North, which claimed it owned the trademarks.
After three years in the courts, there's now a settlement with that company, the federal government, and Aramark, the current concessionaire.
Gediman: "The way it's set up is that Aramark, in effect, is purchasing these trademarks through the duration of their contract in 2031 and at the end of their contract, the ownership will revert back to the federal government."
Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman says the government will pay more than three-point-eight million dollars.
Aramark, more than eight million.
He says signs are already being changed back to their original names, starting with Curry Village, just minutes after the deal was signed.
In Sacramento, I'm Randol White