Fight over who owns Yosemite landmark names sparks lawsuit

Sep 24, 2015 5:11 PM by News Staff

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - A company that lost its long-held contract to run Yosemite National Park's hotels, shops and outdoor activities is suing the park system.

The Fresno Bee reported Wednesday that Delaware North demands to be paid for the rights to names and logos depicting famous park landmarks.

The concessionaire says it owns the names of the Ahwahnee Hotel, Curry Village and the "Go Climb a Rock" logo depicting the iconic Half Dome rock formation.

The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount in damages from the National Park Service for a breach of contract.

In June, Yosemite awarded a 15-year contract to Aramark to run concessions.

Delaware North says the park service required it to buy the former concessionaire's assets when it won the contract in 1993.

Park spokesman Scott Gediman declined to comment on the pending lawsuit.

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