Resort plans Park City trademark, concerning some residents

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Posted: Jun 10, 2016 12:21 PM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah ski resort is planning to trademark the name of Park City, causing concern among some residents.

KUTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1YeWd01 ) that Vail Resorts says it filed for the trademark to legally guard the name of its Park City Mountain Resort.

Some Park City residents argued at a Thursday city council meeting that Vail is trying to claim the community's brand.

Local businessman Paul Kirwin said he's worried about the effect on small businesses. He said the city council should take a stand and say no.

Vail Resort Chief Operating Officer Bill Rock says the trademark will only impact ski resorts. Vail officials say they'll sign legal agreements with anyone concerned.

The council didn't make a decision Thursday. It has 30 days to decide if it will oppose the trademark.

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Information from: KUTV-TV, http://www.kutv.com/