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New State Logo Registration Rejected By U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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Posted at 9:21 PM, Jun 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:53:53-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The new state logo has been rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Those with the office refused to accept the state's attempt to register the logo.

According to the federal office, the art was "primarily geographically descriptive," which was against the rules.

It was just the latest in the controversial move to make the mark official in Tennessee after word got out the price to create the logo cost around $46,000.