Lawsuit settled over Yosemite trademarks


WASHINGTON – The National Park Service announced that Parks and Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. Delaware North, the United States of America, and Yosemite Hospitality, LLC Aramark have settled the lawsuit filed by Delaware North related to Delaware North’s former concession contract at Yosemite with the National Park Service.

The National Park Service said in a press release the settlement involves the transfer of trademarks and service marks at issue in the lawsuit from Delaware North to Aramark.

Under Aramark’s Yosemite concession contract with the National Park Service, those trademarks and service marks will transfer at no cost to the National Park Service upon the expiration or termination of Aramark’s contract.

The settlement also involves Delaware North’s transfer of various types of tangible assets not previously purchased by Aramark to Aramark and the National Park Service.

The National Park Service said they look forward to the restoration of some of the previous names of the properties at Yosemite, including the Ahwahnee hotel, and the resumed use of other trademarks in connection with concessioner activities at Yosemite.

Any changes to the current names of properties at Yosemite National Park following this settlement will be based upon a schedule to be determined by Aramark and the National Park Service.

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