The Alamo Mission building in San Antonio, Texas, is central to state history and is said to be the most popular tourist destination in the Lone Star State. For many, the distinctive curved parapet is recognizable on its own, but the proper use of that image is the subject of ongoing trademark disputes. In 2011, the Texas General Land Office (“GLO”) took over custodianship of the Alamo from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. In an effort to increase funds for preservation of the building, and to prevent excessive use by for-profit companies, the GLO sought and obtained trademark protection for THE ALAMO both alone and in combination with an image of the building’s outline.
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In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time. Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.