On Hedges and Logos and Trademark Infringement


I am intrigued by the Chicago State University claim that the hedges trimmed to spell out the institutional initials are protected as part of its trademark because they are a distinctive landmark on the campus.

Let’s consider some of the elements of this assertion.

First, there is a difference between simple initials and a logo. Here are the logos of Chicago State University, Cleveland State University, and Colorado State University:

Logo Chicago State

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