This is GREAT News.
Shame that it cost the National Park Service $3.84 Million. They are short of funds.
This should never have been allowed to happen in the first place.
I wrote about this, in reference to beloved ‘Curry Village‘, after my last visit in 2016.
Good News. The Park Service owns the names now.
It all had to do with who owned these iconic names like ‘Curry Village’. The National Park Service had not made an effort, in the past, to make sure that they owned them. That was the problem.
The prior Concession Holder to the Park held the rights to the name and only now parted with them after a total payoff coming to $12 million.
But, the National Park Service will, in essence, own the names going forward. That is GREAT news.
But, this issue is happening or going to happen in other Parks too. Concession Holders ‘trademarking’ iconic park names. The Park Service has to stop this.