Green Forest logo dispute settled
GREEN FOREST -- Earlier this week, the Green Forest Public Schools and the Collegiate Licensing Co. came to an agreement on the use of the Tiger logo at no cost or inconvenience to the school district.
Last year, Superintendent Matt Summers received a cease and desist order that claimed the Green Forest Tigers logo is nearly identical to the University of Missouri's; the college is represented by the CLC. The letter demanded that Green Forest change its school logo.
The letter resulted in public outcry from educators, students and community members.
A letter from James D. Aronowitz, associate general counsel for the CLC, to Summers dated March 4 states, "On behalf of the University, please accept this letter as a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free authorization to use the University's Tiger Head trademark to the extent it is a) incorporated into the GFPS logo and b) used in connection with GFPS-related apparel and GFPS-related educational and entertainment services."
For more details on the agreement, read the March 11 Midweek edition of Carroll County News.
CCN Reporter Landon Reeves contributed to this story.