Ohio High School To Stop Using Morehead State's Logo

Apr 24, 2012

CANTON, Ohio  --  A northeast Ohio school district is phasing out its eagle logo after learning the image of the front-facing bird is trademarked by Morehead State University in Kentucky.

The Repository newspaper  in Canton reports an attorney representing the university's licensing interests notified the Plain Local Schools about the problem in February.

Superintendent Brent May says the district removed the logo from its website, fliers and other correspondence. The website now features an outline of an eagle with its wings raised.

The trademarked eagle image also is featured on a high school gymnasium floor, which would be costly to change.

The attorney representing the university's interests says he understands that financial burden and would ask that the logo be changed whenever the school replaces the gym floor.