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St. Petersburg preservationists agree to stop using YMCA name

A St. Petersburg group hoping to restore a local landmark at 116 Fifth St. S. will stop calling itself Historic YMCA Inc., under an agreement filed Thursday in federal court. In exchange, Chicago-based YMCA of the USA dropped a $100,000 lawsuit that alleged trademark infringement. U.S. District Judge Susan Bucklew entered a consent judgment barring further use of the Historic YMCA domain name, Facebook page or PayPal account, or use of the term in fund-raising efforts. A "Historic St. Pete" page has already popped up on Facebook, with asterisks replacing references to YMCA. Attorney Kevin Beck, who represented the preservationists, said no mention was made of removing the sign.

St. Petersburg preservationists agree to stop using YMCA name 07/11/13 [Last modified: Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:49pm]
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